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Baynes Island

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Location  Bass Strait
State  Tasmania
Area  1.62 ha (4.0 acres)
Population  uninhabited
Baynes Island
Archipelago  Waterhouse Island Group

The Baynes Island, part of the Waterhouse Island Group, are a group of three granite uninhabited islets connected at low tide, with a combined area of 1.62 hectares (4.0 acres), situated in Banks Strait, part of Bass Strait, lying close to the north-eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia.

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Map of Baynes Island, Tasmania, Australia

Other islands in the Waterhouse Group include Ninth, Tenth, Waterhouse, Little Waterhouse, Maclean, St Helens, Foster, Swan, Little Swan, Cygnet and Paddys islands and Bird Rock and George Rocks islets.

Fauna

Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, Pacific gull, silver gull, sooty oystercatcher, black-faced cormorant and Caspian tern. The grey teal has also nested on the island.

References

Baynes Island Wikipedia


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