is the largest lake
in Papua New Guinea
. Lake Murray is located in the Middle Fly District, Western Province
at , it covers approximately 647 km² and in the wet season increases to five times the size. It has a highly convoluted shoreline more than 2000 km long.The lake has been a source of nourishment for many of the local peoples. Freshwater sawfish
have been caught in its shallow waters to feed the crocodiles
in a freshwater crocodile
Indigenous tribes of around 5000 people own the lake and the surrounding one million hectares of forest.
Also, a cryptid known as "Murray" purportedly lives, or used to live, in the lake. This creature was described as resembling a theropod
dinosaur such as Tyrannosaurus
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In 2003, logging company Concord Pacific was forced out of the area by Greenpeace and other NGO's. 100,000 hectares of ancient forest was degraded by the logging along the Kiunga-Aiambak road.
Greenpeace Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS)
Lake Murray was the site of a Greenpeace Australia Pacific
. Forty volunteers from 25 countries worked with the local Kuni, Begwa and Pari tribes to identify and mark land ownership.... Read More