Dream Island

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Dream Island
Dream Island is located in Antarctica
Dream Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°44′S 64°14′W / 64.733°S 64.233°W / -64.733; -64.233Coordinates: 64°44′S 64°14′W / 64.733°S 64.233°W / -64.733; -64.233
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Country
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
ASMA 7 Restricted Area; administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Dream Island is an island lying 0.7 km (0.43 mi) south-east of Cape Monaco, off the south-west coast of Anvers Island in Wylie Bay, in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. It was surveyed by the British Naval Hydrographic Survey Unit in 1956-1957 and named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for its natural features including a cave and, in summer, a small waterfall, with mossy patches and grass. It lies about 10 km north-west of the United States' Palmer Station.[1]

Important Bird Area[edit]

The island has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a breeding colony of about 11,000 pairs of Adélie penguins, as well as smaller numbers of chinstrap penguins. The site is protected as a Restricted Area under ASMA 7 - Southwest Anvers Island and Palmer Basin.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dream Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Dream Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).