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Devils Tower (Tasmania)

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Devils Tower comprises two small and rugged granite islands, with a combined area of 4.77 hectares (11.8 acres), in south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Curtis Group, lying in northern Bass Strait between the Furneaux Group and Wilsons Promontory in Victoria. It is a nature reserve.

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Map of Devils Tower, Tasmania, Australia

The island was sighted and named by Lieutenant James Grant on 9 December 1800 from the survey brig HMS Lady Nelson.

Fauna

Recorded breeding seabird species include short-tailed shearwater, fairy prion and common diving-petrel. The metallic skink is present. The island is also used as a regular haul-out site for Australian fur seals.

References

Devils Tower (Tasmania) Wikipedia


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