Mile Island

The Mile Island, part of the Big Green Group within the Furneaux Group, is a 4-hectare (9.9-acre) granite island, located in Bass Strait west of Flinders Island, in Tasmania, in south-eastern Australia.[1] The island is partly contained within a conservation area;[2] and is part of the Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area.[3]

Mile Island
Mile Island is located in Tasmania
Mile Island
Mile Island
Location of the Mile Island in Bass Strait
Geography
LocationBass Strait
Coordinates40°07′12″S 147°54′36″E / 40.12000°S 147.91000°E / -40.12000; 147.91000Coordinates: 40°07′12″S 147°54′36″E / 40.12000°S 147.91000°E / -40.12000; 147.91000
ArchipelagoBig Green Group, part of the Furneaux Group
Area4 ha (9.9 acres)
Administration
Australia
StateTasmania

FaunaEdit

Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, Pacific gull, sooty oystercatcher and black-faced cormorant. The metallic skink is present.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mile Island (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ a b 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
  3. ^ "IBA: Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011.