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Nicolas Baudin Island

Nicolas Baudin Island is an island in the Australian state of South Australia located about 500 m west of Cape Blanche on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula about 25 km south south-west of the town of Streaky Bay. The island is notable as a breeding site for Australian sea lions. The island has enjoyed protected area status since 2003 when it became part of the Nicolas Baudin Island Conservation Park.

Nicolas Baudin Island is an island located about 500 m west of Cape Blanche on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia about 25 km south south-west of the town of Streaky Bay. The island was described in 2007 as follows: The island is about 10 ha in area and is surrounded by reefs on all but the landward (eastern) side. It is composed of large boulders and slabs of red-brown granite, as well as sandy areas and intertidal pools. Most of the island is low and partly inundated each high tide, with several elevated boulders forming the highest points. Since January 2003, access to both to the island and the waters surrounding it have been prohibited as a regulatory measure to protect a breeding site for the Australian sea lion.


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Latitude / Longitude : 33° 0' 58" S / 134° 7' 50" E | Time zone : UTC+10:30:30 / UTC+9:30 (Summer) | Currency : AUD | Telephone : 61  

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