Cool fact…
Humans truly are 'privileged visitors' to Heard Island. The Island supports colonies of millions of seals and seabirds, but there have only been around 240 shore-based human visits since 1855, most of which occurred during the late 19th century sealing era.

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Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve Management Plan cover - image of Mawson Peak from Atlas Cove
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve Management Plan 2014-2024

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This page was last modified on 28 February 2005.