Seal Island (Encounter Bay)
|Area||1 ha (2.5 acres)|
|Highest elevation||12 m (39 ft)|
Seal Island, also known as Seal Rock, is an island located in Encounter Bay off the south coast of Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia approximately 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles) south-east of Victor Harbor. Since 1979, it has been part of the West Island Conservation Park.
Seal Island is located about 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles) south-east of Victor Harbor and 3.7 kilometres (2.3 miles) east-north east of Rosetta Head (also known as The Bluff). The island is described as being ‘a 1 hectare (2.5 acres) mound of tumbled granite bounders scoured of soil’ that ‘reaches 12 m above sea level’. The island is also known as Seal Rock.
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- Robinson, A. C.; Canty, P.; Mooney, T.; Rudduck, P. (1996). "South Australia's offshore islands" (PDF). Australian Heritage Commission. pp. 309–310. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
- Pub175, Sailing directions (enroute) north, west, and south coast of Australia (PDF) (10th ed.). National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2010. p. 215. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
- Island conservation parks of Backstairs Passage and Encounter Bay management plans (PDF). Adelaide: National Parks and Wildlife Service. 1983. p. 12. ISBN 0-7243-4588-4.
- "Encounter Marine Park" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
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