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Rock pavements and coastal headlands

Rocky pavements

Rock pavement complexes occur throughout the Wet Tropics and across all climatic zones. Typically, they are associated with rocky coastal ranges. Black Mountain near Cooktown is the most famous and visible rocky area. Hinchinbrook Island, Tully Falls and Herbert River Gorge also contain large rocky areas.

 

Coastal headlands

Coastal headlands, too,  have skeletal soils as well as exposure to excessive sun and salt. These sparse environments support a varied range of plants and vegetation complexes, including Themeda grasses and heathlands and shrublands.

 

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Yellow crazy ant taskforce go to battle

Yellow crazy ant taskforce go to battle

Taskforce set to hand-treat yellow crazy ant infestations in southern Cairns suburbs and World Heritage Area... READ MORE

The Authority's July eNews out now

The Authority's July eNews out now

From taking to the skies to getting down among the rainforest and communities, the Authority has been spreading itself wide. ... READ MORE

Kids get 'wild' with eco-art sculptures

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