The Bass Pyramid, part of the Furneaux Group, is a small, two sectioned oval, steep-sided 100-square-metre (1,100 sq ft) unpopulated granite island, located in Bass Strait, lying north of the Flinders Island and south of the Kent Group, in Tasmania, Australia. A rock bridge connects the two sections.
|Area||21,600 m2 (233,000 sq ft)|
|Length||220 km (137 mi)|
|Width||140 km (87 mi)|
Recorded breeding seabird and wader species include fairy prion, common diving-petrel, Pacific gull, silver gull, Australasian gannet and sooty oystercatcher. It is also a haul-out site for Australian fur seals. The seals were hunted here in the 19th century. The dangers of the site resulted in at least three sealers losing their lives here.
- "Bass Pyramid(TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
- Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X
- Parry Kostoglou (1996), Sealing in Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, p.117-8.
- Kostoglou, p.118.
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