Macquarie Island Macquarie Island is a subantarctic island located in the Southern Ocean, approximately half way between Australia and Antarctica. Macquarie Island, or “Macca” as it is generally referred to, is a Tasmanian State Reserve managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.
Feb 8, 2019 - This Pin was discovered by Suzee Parrish. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest. This website will explain all you need to know about these magnificent and mysterious aquatic birds. On this site, you will be able to obtain vast amounts of information on Eudyptes schlegeli including its adaptations, habitat, reproductive strategies, and other interesting facts! Also on this site, you will be exposed to outside sources for. See full list on kids.kiddle.co. Macquarie Island is an exposed portion of the Macquarie Ridge and is located where the Australian Plate meets the Pacific Plate. The island lies close to the edge of the submerged microcontinent of Zealandia, but is not regarded as part of it, because the Macquarie Ridge is oceanic crust rather than continental crust.
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Criteria||Natural: (vii), (viii), (ix), (x)|
|Inscription||1988 (12th Session)|
|Area||893,453 ha (3,449.64 sq mi)|
|Coordinates||15°39′S144°58′E / 15.650°S 144.967°ECoordinates: 15°39′S144°58′E / 15.650°S 144.967°E|
Components in Queensland
The Wet Tropics of Queensland is a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site which is in a narrow strip along the east coast of Queensland, Australia. It starts just north of Townsville and continues to just south of Cooktown, a distance of about 450 km (280 mi). This is an area of 894,420 ha (2,210,160 acres) in 730 separate blocks of land which includes 41 national parks covering185,000 ha (457,145 acres). About 80% of the site is tropical rainforest. It is interesting because it is very old forest, and is a living record of 415 million years of evolution, going back to Pangea and Gondwana. All of Australia's marsupials, and many of its other animals, evolved in tropical rainforests, and many of their closest surviving ancestors still live in the Wet Tropics of Queensland.