Geography, flora and fauna[change | change source]
Starbuck Island is located at Coordinates: . It is 8.9 kilometres (5.5 mi) east-to-west and 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) north-to-south. The island has a land area of 1,620 hectares (4,000 acres). It is a low, dry, coral limestone island. It has a steep beach.
Starbuck Island has a large colony of Sooty Terns. It is estimated that 1.5 million pairs of the birds live on the island. The island is also a home to Polynesian Rats, feral cats, Green turtles and about fifteen other species of seabirds.
References[change | change source]
- http://www.unep-wcmc.org/sites/wetlands/starbuck.htm. Retrieved on 7 July 2008.