The first Australian site to be UNESCO World Heritage listed, Shark Bay protects some of the world’s largest seagrass beds, as well as ancient stromatolites that are one of the oldest of earth’s life forms. It includes the Shark Bay Marine Park, Francois Peron National Park, Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve and Zuytdorp Nature Reserve, as well as a scattering of offshore islands.
Denham is the main gateway to Shark Bay and the most western town on the Australian mainland, with Monkey Mia situated a short drive south. It’s here that wild dolphins are hand fed every morning under the watch of local rangers, with the animals having become accustomed to humans since fishermen began feeding them the remains of their catch in the 1960s ...
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