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The Marron Pool (Kangaroo Island)

Many deep pools occur in this creek at the Western end of Kangaroo Island. It flows into the De Mole River which outflows to the North Coast of Kangaroo Island. This stream, like most on the Island has a rich red, (tea) colour which is caused by tannins washing from the surrounding flora.

The pools that form downstream from small water falls are ideal habitat for the fresh water crayfish called Marron, (Cherax tenuimanus). They were introduced to the streams of Kangaroo Island over 40 years ago from Western Australia, and now have bred and occupy most of the waterways on Kangaroo Island.

The Marron are now farmed in controlled aquaculture ventures on the Island and the prized crayfish are exported to many fine food outlets and cooked and served to tourists and locals at locations across Kangaroo Island.

Copyright: Rob Woollacott
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 23400x11700
Taken: 13/10/2011
Uploaded: 29/10/2011


Tags: creek; pool; bushland; marron; nature; wilderness.kangaroo island; de mole; south australia
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