How the Birds at West Island Were Saved From the Army

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There is an Aquatic Reserve at West Island in Encounter Bay. The Aquatic Reserve is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area. According to Wikipedia, “West Island Encounter Bay Aquatic Reserve is a marine protected area. ….. It was proclaimed on 30 November 1971 in order to protect sites […]

Wandering Albatross Return to Macquarie Island

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Wandering Albatross Return to Macquarie Island by Steve Reynolds It was recently reported that several wandering albatross nests had been discovered on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island for the first time in years. Pairs of the albatross were nesting in their  highest numbers in over a decade over summer. Ten nests were […]