Research on (literally) the mudflats of NW Australia.

Roebuck Bay, King Sound, and 80 Mile Beach owe their existence to:

The combination of these two define the

All of the which permitted the development of very large tidal mudflats which allow:

Which explains:

This research project is an attempt to understand the processes behind each of the above specialties within geology and biology. Our group has been working on these issues since the mid-1990s.

Another goal is (was!) to get the area protected. In 2016, both Roebuck Bay and 80 Mile Beach were designated Marine Parks.


The research data and descriptions are hosted at the Netherlands Institute for Sea research: