Big Caroline Rock
|south western coast of Tasmania|
|Location||South western Tasmania|
|Archipelago||Swainson Islands Group|
|Adjacent bodies of water|
|Area||2.2 ha (5.4 acres)|
The Big Caroline Rock is an unpopulated island located close to the south-western coast of Tasmania, Australia. Situated near where the mouth of Port Davey meets the Southern Ocean, the 2.2-hectare (5.4-acre) island is part of the Swainson Islands Group, and comprises part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.
The island is part of the Port Davey Islands Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds. Recorded breeding seabird species are the short-tailed shearwater (15,000 pairs), fairy prion (1-2000 pairs) and silver gull. The Tasmanian tree skink is also present.
- "Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002" (PDF). Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. 2002. p. 26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2006.
- Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; Halley, Vanessa (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Hobart: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X.
- "IBA: Port Davey Islands". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
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