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Sixty-five million years of relative tectonic and ocean-current stability has given Tasmania’s marine life time to diversify widely and occupy a wide range of habitats, including an unusually diverse mix of sheltered and highly-exposed habitats rarely found elsewhere.

Tasmania is a global hotspot for seabird activity and home to some of the world’s rarest fish such as the red and spotted handfish, and the Maugean skate. Sitting at the epicentre of the Great Southern Reef, Tasmania boasts the coolest waters in Australia.


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