Sunday, July 6, 2008

Penguin Island

Penguin Island, off the coast of Rockingham, is closed to visitors this time of the year to let the penguins breed without too much disturbance.

These photos were taken during three different visits to the island over the last two years.


Looking on to the Penguin Island from the Mersey Point jetty, Rockingham


The Mersey Point jetty


Sign near the jetty


Seaweed in the Penguin Island waters; the green ones are sea lettuce (Ulva sp.)


Silver gulls on the island


Little blue periwinkles (Nodilittorina unifasciata) (Photo also found here)


This must be around the west side of the island, where the waves are bigger.


Rocky shore covered in seaweeds


Some sea lions and pelicans on the nearby Seal Island

3 comments:

Mosura said...

Great view of the sea lions.

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

It would have been nicer if I could get closer to them. I took the photo from a ferry.

Chai

Anonymous said...

Where were the penguins? Hehhee :) Are they Fairy Penguins? Nice account of your visit!

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