Spike Island (Tasmania)

The Spike Island, part of the Passage Group within the Furneaux Group, is a close pair of unpopulated granite islands with a combined area of 6 hectares (15 acres), located in Bass Strait, south of Cape Barren Island in Spike Bay just off the west coast of Clarke Island, in Tasmania, in south-eastern Australia.[1][2]

Spike Island
Clarke Island aerial.jpg
An aerial view of Clarke Island, centre;
with Spike Island being two small islands in mid-foreground, close to Clarke Island
Spike Island is located in Tasmania
Spike Island
Spike Island
Location of the Spike Island in Bass Strait
Geography
LocationBass Strait
Coordinates40°33′00″S 148°06′00″E / 40.55000°S 148.10000°E / -40.55000; 148.10000Coordinates: 40°33′00″S 148°06′00″E / 40.55000°S 148.10000°E / -40.55000; 148.10000
ArchipelagoPassage Group, part of the Furneaux Group
Total islands2
Area6 ha (15 acres)
Administration
Australia
StateTasmania

FaunaEdit

Recorded breeding seabird and wader species include little penguin, Pacific gull, silver gull and sooty oystercatcher.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spike Island (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ "Small Bass Strait Island Reserves. Draft Management Plan". Department of Primary Industries,Water and Environment, Tasmanian Government. October 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  3. ^ 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