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Moreton Bay lies on the eastern coast of Australia near Brisbane the Queensland state capital.

The bay is protected from the Pacific Ocean by a chain of three sand islands[?]. Morton Island[?] in the north, North Stradbroke Island[?], and South Stradbroke Island[?] in the south. Moreton Island is protected by Moreton Island National Park.

The bay is generally shallow and sandy, though a substantive channel is maintained to allow access to the Port of Brisbane[?] for international shipping. The bay is home to families of dolphins and dugong, and is extremely popular with recreational anglers[?].

The Nerang[?], Coomera[?], Logan[?], Brisbane, Pine[?] and Caboolture[?] rivers all empty into Moreton Bay.

The Moreton Bay Fig[?], (Ficus macrophylla[?]), is endemic to the east coast of Australia within a range centred on Moreton Bay.

The Moreton Bay Bug[?], (Thenus orientalis[?]), is a species of lobster found throughout the waters of Australia's north coast.

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