Shelter Island (Western Australia)
It is often mistakenly referred to as Muttonbird Island. The island is approximately 130 metres (427 ft) off-shore from Muttonbird Beach separated by a channel that has an average depth of 8 metres (26 ft) it is regarded as a suitable open-water dive site.
The island consists of a mass of granite but has sufficient soil for plant growth and is well vegetated on top. The island supports breeding populations of flesh-footed shearwaters and little penguins as well as small populations of feral cats and black rats.
Little penguins have also been seen on the island.
- "WA Divers - Dive sites in the South West". 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
- "Aussie Heritage- Torbay Coastal Area". 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2008.
- "Department of Environment - Terrestrial Protected Areas - Western Australia". 1998. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
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