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マッコーリー島(Macquarie Island)

Penguins at the base of the mountain.
Bazillions of penguins.
A sliver of mountains in the rain..
Flaking away.
Hasselborough Bay.
Kings below the tussock grass fields.
Tussock grasses and masses of penguins.
Rusty.
A storm rolls in.
Macquarie. King penguins
Gentoo penguins
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Down the harbor from Macquarie's Chair
Cormorant
Macquarie settlement
Macquarie. King penguins
Macquarie. King penguins
Island scenes spare
Skua
Tinotu Birdies Hojau Green

国名:au Australia

登録年:1997年

登録基準:(vii),(viii)
Macquarie Island (34 km long x 5 km wide) is an oceanic island in the Southern Ocean, lying 1,500 km south-east of Tasmania and approximately halfway between Australia and the Antarctic continent. The island is the exposed crest of the undersea Macquarie Ridge, raised to its present position where the Indo-Australian tectonic plate meets the Pacific plate. It is a site of major geoconservation significance, being the only place on earth where rocks from the earth’s mantle (6 km below the ocean floor) are being actively exposed above sea-level. These unique exposures include excellent examples of pillow basalts and other extrusive rocks.

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