Visitors 44
Modified 9-Mar-10
Created 17-Jan-10
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An hour and a half up the coast from Bunbury and half a kilometre offshore is Penguin Island, the largest of several limestone lumps forming the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.

A few of us from the lab (and Taka) have taken a couple of day trips up there to explore the wildlife. In their winter, it's an important breeding ground for little (or 'fairy') penguins; outside that period they moult there and come ashore at night to roost. Also present in good numbers are bridled terns, pelicans, and a few sea lions haul out on the adjacent islets.