Location in Antarctica
|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.
Important Bird Area
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.
- "Dream Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
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