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Two shipwrecks have been identified in the marine sanctuary:
- The Grange, an international trader from Scotland that was lost in 1858 due to a navigational error. The Grange was a 3-masted wooden hulled barque that was transporting ballast material when it struck the reef on its trip from Melbourne to Guam after mistaking the lights from Apollo Bay as the Cape Otway lighthouse.
- Wollomai, a local trader of the local mosquito fleet that was wrecked in 1923 when it was blown ashore in a gale.
09 May 2013
About 120,000 birds arrived at Victorian wetlands during early spring from as far afield as Siberia and Japan. More than 30,000 of them take up residence in the Port Phillip areas of Cheetham Wetlands, Werribee, Swan Bay, Edwards Point and Mud Island. The birds rest and feed during the Northern hemisphere winter, …