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Transcript The flora and fauna of the Western Volcanic Plains, Victoria, Australia is unique with many species endemic to ecosystems within this bioregion. Over animals and over plant species are comprehensively described, most with multiple images taken within the natural habitat of the species.
Identifying animal calls are provided with distribution maps including both past and current sightings recorded by the Atlas of Living Australia. This Field Guide app provides the opportunity for users to map and upload sightings of any of the listed species within the Western Volcanic Plains, to contribute to a growing database of sightings of both common and threatened grassland species.
Sightings are mapped and displayed on the Ecolinc Biodiversity of the Western Volcanic Plains website, which provides additional resources and learning objects relevant to the biodiversity of grassland ecosystems within this region, suitable for school students and community members.
Action Statements are provided where available for a species listed as threatened under the FFG. Current taxonomic details are provided for all species.The Western Victorian Volcanic Plains cover an area of million hectares, more than 10% of the state. The basalt plains were formed by volcanoes over the last 6 million years with the most recent eruption being at Mount Napier 7, years ago.
The Great Victoria Desert, an interim Australian bioregion, is a sparsely populated desert area in Western Australia and South Australia. Scoria volcanoes are also called cinder volcanoes, and they are widely distributed in the western plains of Victoria and also the most common type of volcano in the world.
Examples of this volcano in the region are Mt.
Elephant, . A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.. Earth's volcanoes occur because its crust is broken into 17 major, rigid tectonic plates that float on a hotter, softer layer in its mantle.
Therefore, on Earth, volcanoes are generally found where tectonic plates are. The oldest operating wind turbine in Victoria (as of October ), and in Australia, is the Breamlea Wind Turbine, on Black Rock Road near Geelong.
It turned 25 years old in November Its installed capacity is 60kW, the same as those of the now dismantled Salmon Beach Wind Farm in Esperance, Western Australia. The map on the right is a wind resource map of Victoria. Volcanic Environment of Western Victoria Stretching all the way from Melbourne to Portland, the plain is mostly flat and used widely for agriculture.
Dairy farms, livestock, and vineyards are all examples of agriculture types found in the region.