Aldinga Reef

Where is it?: Aldinga Reef is within the intertidal zone of the Aldinga Reef Aquatic Reserve off Snapper Point, Aldinga Bay

Owner: Department for Environment and Water

Property summary: Total area c. 45 hectares.

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

History: The Aldinga Reef Aquatic Reserve was proclaimed on 30 November 1971. This area became part of the Encounter Marine Park on 29 January 2009.

Habitat: The intertidal limestone reef platform is exposed at low tide and extends approximately 500 metres offshore.

More information: PIRSADEW

Total Species Recorded to Date: 44 (non-passerines 39, passerines 5)

Common Species: Little Pied Cormorant, Silver Gull, Greater Crested Tern, Red-capped Plover

Less Common Species: Greater Sand Plover, Double-banded Plover, Grey-tailed Tattler

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