North West Mount Chappell Islet

The North West Mount Chappell Islet, part of the Badger Group within the Furneaux Group, is a 7,100-square-metre (76,000 sq ft) unpopulated mainly granite islet, in Bass Strait, lying west of the Flinders and Cape Barren islands, Tasmania, south of Victoria, in south-eastern Australia.[2] The island is located within a conservation area[3] and is part of the Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area.[4]

North West Mount Chappell Islet
North West Mount Chappell Islet is located in Tasmania
North West Mount Chappell Islet
North West Mount Chappell Islet
Location of the North West Mount Chappell Islet in Bass Strait
EtymologyFlinders: Mount Chappelle, for his wife's maiden name[1]
Geography
LocationBass Strait
Coordinates40°16′S 147°54′E / 40.267°S 147.900°E / -40.267; 147.900Coordinates: 40°16′S 147°54′E / 40.267°S 147.900°E / -40.267; 147.900
ArchipelagoBadger Group, part of the Furneaux Group
Area7,100 m2 (76,000 sq ft)
Administration
Australia
StateTasmania

FaunaEdit

Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, Pacific gull, silver gull, sooty oystercatcher, black-faced cormorant and Caspian tern.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Flinders, Matthew (1802). Observations.
  2. ^ "Small Bass Strait Island Reserves. Draft Management Plan". Department of Primary Industries,Water and Environment, Tasmanian Government. October 2000. Archived from the original on 30 March 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "IBA: Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 14 June 2011.