Pollution and introduced marine pests
The restored coastal trading ketch Failie (seen here off Glenelg North) is now used for charters and tourism.
Shipping has played an important part in the economic activity of the Gulf
since the earliest days of European settlement.
The growth of international shipping in the Gulf has increased the threat
of introducing marine pest species through ballast water.
The oil refinery at Port Stanvac was mothballed in 2004 after reports
of site contamination and a series of oil spills in earlier years.
Petroleum exploration took place in the Gulf in the late 1990s.
The Sea River Mediterranean, formerly better known as the infamous Exxon Valdez,
at the Port Stanvac terminal, 2 March 2001
Photos & text: Andrew Winkler
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Last modified 18th March 2005.