Adams Island, New Zealand

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Adams Island
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Adams Island - to the right of Carnley Harbour
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Position relative to New Zealand and other outlying islands
Geography
Coordinates 50°52′59.99″S 166°04′59.99″E / 50.8833306°S 166.0833306°E / -50.8833306; 166.0833306
Archipelago Auckland Islands
Area 100 km2 (39 sq mi)
Highest elevation 705 m (2,313 ft)
Highest point Mount Dick[1]
Country
New Zealand
Demographics
Population 0

Adams Island is part of Auckland Islands archipelago. The southern end of Auckland Island broadens to a width of 26 km (16 mi) where a narrow channel, known as Carnley Harbour or the Adams Straits, separates it from the roughly triangular Adams Island (area approximately 100 km2 or 39 sq mi), which is even more mountainous, reaching a height of 705 m (2,313 ft) at Mount Dick.[1] The channel is the remnant of the crater of an extinct volcano, with Adams Island, and the southern part of Auckland Island forming the crater rim.

Important Bird Area[edit]

The island is part of the Auckland Island group Important Bird Area (IBA), identified as such by BirdLife International because of the significance of the group as a breeding site for several species of seabirds as well as the endemic Auckland shag, Auckland teal, Auckland rail and Auckland snipe.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 70south site
  2. ^ BirdLife International. (2012). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Auckland Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 2012-01-23.

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Coordinates: 50°52′59.99″S 166°04′59.99″E / 50.8833306°S 166.0833306°E / -50.8833306; 166.0833306