Middle Island (South Australia)

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Middle Island
Middle Island is located in South Australia
Middle Island
Middle Island
Geography
LocationSpencer Gulf
Coordinates35°12′52″S 136°49′53″E / 35.21444°S 136.83139°E / -35.21444; 136.83139Coordinates: 35°12′52″S 136°49′53″E / 35.21444°S 136.83139°E / -35.21444; 136.83139
Administration
Australia

Middle Island is an island in the Australian state of South Australia located in Spencer Gulf within Pondalowie Bay on the south-western coast of Yorke Peninsula. It is the largest of three islands within the bay with an approximate area of 28 hectares (69 acres). It first obtained protected area status as a fauna conservation reserve declared under the Crown Lands Act 1929-1966 on 16 March 1967 and is currently located within the boundaries of the Innes National Park.[1] It is also located within a habitat protection zone of the Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park.[2][3] DEWNR lists the islands as 'no access' areas for the general public.[4]

Fauna[edit]

A biodiversity survey was conducted on Middle Island in November 1982. Species recorded included (but are not limited to): black-faced cormorant, Caspian tern, sooty oystercatcher and the little penguin.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929-1966: FAUNA CONSERVATION RESERVES DEDICATED" (PDF). THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. Government of South Australia. 16 March 1967. pp. 961–962. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. ^ Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park Management Plan Summary DENR, Government of South Australia (2012). Accessed 2014-01-18.
  3. ^ Property Location Browser V2 Government of South Australia. Accessed 2014-01-18.
  4. ^ Innes National Park brochure Archived 2013-04-09 at the Wayback Machine DEWNR, Government of South Australia (2013-03). Accessed 2014-01-18.
  5. ^ Explore Your Area > Middle Island Atlas of Living Australia. Accessed 2014-01-18.