The map of australia is surrounded by oceans like the indian ocean and pacific ocean. Established in 1969 ocean shores was originally a land holding owned by wendell west of washington with backing from american singer pat boone and was named after boone s residence in ocean shores washington.
Australia oceania description.
Map of oceans surrounding australia. The name was coined by developers in the 1970s from the line of a reef visible several kilometres offshore. Across the north coast of australia the ocean areas have lower salinity due to fresh water input from high rainfall compared to the ocean areas surrounding most of australia. Click on a management boundary on the map to generate habitat statistics for that region and to download the subsetted benthic habitat data.
Map of ocean shores nsw 2483 ocean shores is a coastal town in the northern rivers region of new south wales australia. Oceania the planet s smallest continent is without doubt one of the most diverse and fascinating areas on the planet. Australia is surrounded by the pacific southern and indian oceans.
The timor tasman and coral seas also lie on the outside of the country. The map of australia is also surrounded by arafura sea coral sea and timor sea just but to mention a few. Ocean reef is a suburb in northern perth western australia.
The landmass of australia is approximately 2 941 300 square miles making it the sixth largest country in the world. Map of ocean reef wa 6027. A large percentage of geography experts now consider the long established continent of australia to be more accurately defined as australia oceania.
There are four major currents in australian waters. When these oceans are further subdivided the country is bordered by the arafura sea to the north the coral sea to the northeast the south pacific ocean to the east the tasman sea to the southeast the southern ocean to. In 2009 the city of joondalup asked the people of ocean reef and the surrounding suburbs what they.
The indian ocean pacific ocean and the southern ocean. The east australian current eac the leeuwin the antarctic circumpolar current and the indonesian throughflow. Australia is an island that borders three of the world s oceans.
It is located within the city of joondalup. The salinity of the ocean regions south of the tropics and above the southern ocean is higher due to high evaporation and low rainfall. Currents in the ocean can be quite complicated and may be driven by wind temperature differences water densities or tides.