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Emerging Issues of Australia's Sub-Antarctic Islands: Macquarie Island and Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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Kriwoken, LK and Holmes, ND, Emerging Issues of Australia's Sub-Antarctic Islands: Macquarie Island and Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Looking South: Australia's Antarctic Agenda, Federation Press, L Kriwoken, J Jabour, & AD Hemmings (ed), Leichhardt, NSW, pp. 149-164. ISBN 9781862876576 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]


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Abstract

Macquarie Island (Macquarie) and Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) are spectacular, remote Australian sub-Antarctic islands located in the Southern Ocean. Macquarie and HIMI are home to an abundant and diverse array of unique sub-Antarctic wildlife. The vastness of the Southern Ocean and the isolation of these islands mean they provide crucial habitat for fauna, flora and microbial life. On Macquarie and HIMI 3.5 and 1.3 million seabirds annually breed and moult, largely represented by five penguin species.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Australian Antarctic Territory; AAT; Antarctica; Antarctic Treaty; Sub-Antarctic Islands; Antarctic Tourism; Policy
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Policy and Administration
Research Field:Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Environment not elsewhere classified
Author:Kriwoken, LK (Dr Lorne Kriwoken)
Author:Holmes, ND (Mr Nick Holmes)
ID Code:48481
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2015-09-01
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