ISS image of Pocklington Reef
|Adjacent bodies of water||Solomon Sea|
|Total islands||2 inhabited on Bentley Group|
|Area||0.01 km2 (0.0039 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|LLG||Yaleyamba Rural Local Level Government Area|
|Pop. density||0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)|
It is 162.4 km from the closest island, Loa Boloba, which is a tiny coral islet within the fringing reef near Cape Deliverance, the south east point of Rossel Island (Yela) in the Louisiade Archipelago, and belongs to Milne Bay province, Samarai-Murua District, Yaleyamba Rural Local Level Government Area.
Pocklington Reef sits on top of Pocklington Ridge, which extends north-east from Rossel Island. The reef is 32 km long and up to 4 km wide. Its longer axis is north-east-south-west. The rim of the reef encloses a deep lagoon. The northern rim reaches closer to the surface, and several above water rocks with heights between 0.9 and 3 metres high lie along its length. There is a small spit of sand about the size of a football field (less than one hectare) at the north-east end.
Marine Protected Area
- Pocklington Reef Wood, L. J. (2007). MPA Global: A database of the world's marine protected areas. Sea Around Us Project, UNEP-WCMC & WWF. www.mpaglobal.org
- Catalog of Nautical Charts.
- Dona Ourania Wear Built Ships
- Gerald Forsberg Salvage from the Sea Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul, Jan 1, 1977
- Satellite image at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010)
- Maritime boundaries
- Papua New Guinea Act
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