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Ramsar Information Sheets provide information on wetlands that have been designated under the Ramsar Convention as Wetlands of International Importance. A Ramsar Information Sheet includes information on wetland types, ecology, land uses, threats, hydrological values and maps for the site.
Corner Inlet is a large tide-dominated embayment located adjacent to the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland. The inlet consists of a submerged plain covered by sand or mud flats and extensive seagrass beds, and large sand islands. A radiating system of deeper channels supports efficient tidal exchange over the flats and the areas between the islands. Due to its large area and the diversity of habitats present, the Corner Inlet Ramsar site supports significant populations of a number of aquatic species and communities as well as habitats including:
- Extensive seagrass beds, including the most southerly distribution of the seagrass Posidonia australis;
- Large areas of coastal saltmarsh and mangrove shrubland;
- Significant numbers of waterbirds, including over 30 species listed under international agreements;
- Breeding habitats of waterbirds, particularly beach-nesting species; and
- A diversity and abundance of fish species, including nursery habitat for recreational and commercially important species.