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|İl (province)||Mersin Province|
The uninhabited island has an area of only 650 square metres (7,000 sq ft). The island is almost merged to the mainland (Anatolia) and close to the Aydıncık Cave a famous cave. Aydıncık Islands are about 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) to the west. Yelkenli Island is known as a breeding location of Mediterranean gull and Mediterrean monk seal.