Our place is a bioregion of particular interest. It spans the landscape from the Great Dividing Range in the west to the southern coast of New South Wales and the northern coast of Victoria.
As well as great tracts of National Park forests, heathland and alpine landscapes, this is a coastline of spectacular and unspoiled beauty.
The rich upwellings and significant biodiversity are due to the warm Eastern Australian Current flowing from the north, meeting the cold, nutrient rich current from the Antarctic. The coastal wilderness is the first place where the humpback whales feed on their migrations south after breeding in the tropics.
Our place is also where we find the edge of the range of a number of species of plants and animals. We know those ranges are shifting, so mapping their current locations will be valuable to scientists in the future.