Kangaroo Island (Tasmania)

The Kangaroo Island, part of the Petrel Group, is a 125-hectare (310-acre) unpopulated island, located in the Bass Strait, close to the Robbins Island, in north-west Tasmania, in south-eastern Australia.[1]

Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is located in Tasmania
Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island
Location of the Kangaroo Island in the Bass Strait
Geography
LocationBass Strait
Coordinates40°41′24″S 144°49′48″E / 40.69000°S 144.83000°E / -40.69000; 144.83000Coordinates: 40°41′24″S 144°49′48″E / 40.69000°S 144.83000°E / -40.69000; 144.83000
ArchipelagoPetrel Group
Area125 ha (310 acres)
Administration
Australia
StateTasmania
LGACircular Head Council
Demographics
Populationunpopulated

The island has been used for grazing cattle and is surrounded by extensive mudflats.

FaunaEdit

Pied oystercatchers breed on the island, which is also home to the Tasmanian pademelon. The island and its mudflats are important for feeding and roosting waders.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "East Kangaroo Island (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ 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