Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve

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Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve is a former marine protected area covering an area of 8440 km 2 in the Australian Coral Sea Islands Territory that was incorporated into the new Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve in December 2012.wikipedia
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Coral Sea Reserves Ramsar Site

Coral Sea Reserves
Together with the Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve, from which it is separated by about 100 km of open ocean, it forms the Coral Sea Reserves Ramsar Site, designated on 16 August 2002, listing it under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance.
The Coral Sea Reserves Ramsar Site comprises the 17,292 km 2 of oceanic island and reef habitats within the former Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve and the former Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve in the Australian Coral Sea Islands Territory.

Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve

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Together with the Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve, from which it is separated by about 100 km of open ocean, it forms the Coral Sea Reserves Ramsar Site, designated on 16 August 2002, listing it under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance.
The former nature reserve together with the Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve is part of the Coral Sea Reserves Ramsar Site.

Coral Sea Islands

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Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve is a former marine protected area covering an area of 8440 km 2 in the Australian Coral Sea Islands Territory that was incorporated into the new Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve in December 2012.
There are about 30 separate reefs and atolls, twelve being wholly submerged or drying only during low tide, and 18 others with a total of about 51 islets and cays (18 alone on the atoll Lihou Reef), some of which are vegetated.

Coral Sea Marine Park

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Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve is a former marine protected area covering an area of 8440 km 2 in the Australian Coral Sea Islands Territory that was incorporated into the new Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve in December 2012.
The Coral Sea Marine Park encompasses the former Coral Sea Conservation Zone, former Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve and former Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve.

Coral Sea

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Lihou Reef is the second largest atoll by total size in the Coral Sea, after the Chesterfield Islands (not counting the completely submerged Lansdowne Bank in the easternmost reaches of the Coral Sea).
The Chesterfield Islands and Lihou Reef are the largest atolls of the Coral Sea.

HMS Zenobia (1807)

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Lihou, then Master of the brig-sloop HMS Zenobia, was on passage from Manila to South America.
On this same trip, Lihou discovered the Lihou Reef and Cays and Port Lihou.

Atoll

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Lihou Reef is the second largest atoll by total size in the Coral Sea, after the Chesterfield Islands (not counting the completely submerged Lansdowne Bank in the easternmost reaches of the Coral Sea).

Ramsar Convention

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Together with the Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve, from which it is separated by about 100 km of open ocean, it forms the Coral Sea Reserves Ramsar Site, designated on 16 August 2002, listing it under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance.

Lieutenant

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Lihou Reef and its cays were discovered by Lieutenant John Lihou, R.N., on 23 February 1823.

Royal Navy

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Lihou Reef and its cays were discovered by Lieutenant John Lihou, R.N., on 23 February 1823.

Sloop-of-war

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Lihou, then Master of the brig-sloop HMS Zenobia, was on passage from Manila to South America.

Manila

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Lihou, then Master of the brig-sloop HMS Zenobia, was on passage from Manila to South America.

South America

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Lihou, then Master of the brig-sloop HMS Zenobia, was on passage from Manila to South America.

Great Barrier Reef

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After a hazardous passage through the reef, the ship departed the Great Barrier Reef via an opening near Murray Islands.

Murray Islands

After a hazardous passage through the reef, the ship departed the Great Barrier Reef via an opening near Murray Islands.

Australia

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Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve is a former marine protected area covering an area of 8440 km 2 in the Australian Coral Sea Islands Territory that was incorporated into the new Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve in December 2012.

Chesterfield Islands

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Lihou Reef is the second largest atoll by total size in the Coral Sea, after the Chesterfield Islands (not counting the completely submerged Lansdowne Bank in the easternmost reaches of the Coral Sea).

Lansdowne Bank

Lihou Reef is the second largest atoll by total size in the Coral Sea, after the Chesterfield Islands (not counting the completely submerged Lansdowne Bank in the easternmost reaches of the Coral Sea).

Lagoon

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The size of the lagoon is about 100 by 30 km, with an area of 2529 km², making the atoll one of the largest in the world.

Cay

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The reserve contains 18 islets and cays, 9 each on the Northern Rim and the Southern Rim, ranging in size from 5,000 to 168,000 m².

Cyclone Katrina

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This was after the system had rapidly intensified and a wind report of 57 km/h had been received from Lihou Reef.

Cyclone Althea

Althea
Late on 22 December, the eye remained obscured to satellite imagery by a canopy of cirrus clouds while the cyclone passed north of Lihou Reef.

Lihou

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Lihou is also a common family name on Guernsey, with records suggesting that the name has been in use in the Channel Islands since at least the eighteenth century, including Royal Navy Captain John Lihou, who discovered and named the Australian Port Lihou Island and Lihou Reef.

2005–06 Australian region cyclone season

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On 28 January, the cyclone brushed Flinders Reef, Willis Island and Lihou Reef, bringing winds up to 65 km/h (40 mph) to all three areas.

Flagtail swellshark

Cephaloscyllium signourum
The type specimen is a 74 cm long female collected at the Lihou Reef and Cays, near Queensland.