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2013-02-05 12:23:51

MT. RAINIER, Md., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Rescue (ACR), the international cat protection organization, urges environmentalists to act cautiously when pronouncing that they want ALL outdoor feral cats eradicated. ACR is reacting to the latest media frenzy about cats killing birds. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130205/DC54663) ACR President and TNR (trap-neuter-return) pioneer, Louise Holton, says the FWS and the Smithsonian are using scare...

2012-11-01 11:22:28

MT. RAINIER, Md., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Rescue (ACR), the international cat protection organization, urges environmentalists to act cautiously when pronouncing that they want ALL outdoor feral cats eradicated. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121101/DC04423 ) ACR President and TNR (trap-neuter-return) pioneer, Louise Holton, is asking the environmental community to seriously consider what happened on just 2 islands when they eradicated cats. Says...

2012-05-31 10:22:47

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Macquarie Island Patagonian Toothfish fishery, operated by Austral Fisheries and Australian Longline, has earned the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainable fisheries based on an assessment conducted by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). The fishery is located in Australian territorial waters around Macquarie Island, located in the Southern Ocean, approximately halfway between Australia and Antarctica. (Logo:...

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2009-01-12 15:05:00

A new Australian study finds that the removal of cats in 2000 caused "catastrophic" damage to Macquarie Island, a World Heritage Site that lies roughly halfway between Australia and Antarctica. The cats, which had served as a check on rabbits, were eradicated because they were also eating seabirds.  Since then, rabbit numbers have risen sharply, and the animals have devastated the flora to the extent that the changes can even be seen from space. The Australian government now plans to...

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2004-12-24 08:16:30

SYDNEY (AFP) -- The world's biggest earthquake in almost four years, measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale, was registered off the coast of Australia's southern island state of Tasmania, seismological officials said. It was felt throughout Tasmania, but because it occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres (6.25 miles) and 800 kilometres (500 miles) from inhabited land, it caused no noticeable damage or injury, even to the penguins on the nearby Macquarie Islands. Seismological officials at...


Latest Macquarie Island Reference Libraries

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2007-10-24 13:40:45

The Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur), is a small seabird found throughout the oceans and coastal areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Their colonies can be found on Chatham, Snares and Antipodes Islands of New Zealand, Bass Strait Islands of Australia, Falkland Islands, Marion Island, the Crozet Islands and Macquarie Island. The Fairy Prion is about 11 inches long. It has gray upper plumage, black-tipped tail, black "M" wing markings, and white below. Its diet consists mainly of plankton,...

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2006-02-20 10:58:19

The Royal Penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli) inhabits the waters surrounding Antarctica. They closely resemble Macaroni Penguins, but instead have a white face and chin instead of the Macaronis' black face. They stand up to 70 cm tall and weigh between 4 and 5 kg. Royal penguins breed only on Macquarie Island and, like other penguins, spend much of their time at sea, where they are thought to be pelagic. There is some debate over whether Royal penguins are a sub-species of Macaroni penguins as...

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