February 4th, 2010
Eagle Bluff is a great place to look out over the Shark Bay Heritage area and is home to some amazing wildlife. Eagle Bluff has some great bird life with of course the present eagle and you will be able to see sharks swimming in the clear waters below.
If you're real lucky you might even catch a grazing dugong which is a sea elephant that feeds on the sea grass that grows in Shark Bay. Dugongs are also spotted in Western Australia around Monkey Mia where a large group of dugongs is found.
The Dugongs like the area around Shark Bay because it has the largest sea grass banks in the world with more than 400.000 hectares. While the dugongs is a species threatened with extinsion worldwide the largest and most stabile group off them keeps coming back to the banks of Shark Bay.
Eagle Bluff is the perfect place to spot these amazing creatures during their feeding times because of the transparent waters. Dugongs spend most of their time on the ocean bottom so it can be hard to spot them.
From the boardwalk around Eagle Bluff you will be able to spot the Dirk Hartog Island just off shore. Dirk Hartog Islands was names after the Dutch Explorer Dirk Hartog and is a breeding ground for many birds like the famous Shark Bay eagle.
Eagle Bluff has always been a rich ground for wildlife even many years ago when the sea level was much lower and most of the land was covered by dry bush land wallabies and kangaroos hopped around where you will find the sharks today. A very magical place!
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