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Otago, the naval patrolship, abandoned Bluff on a four-day voyage to the Auckland Islands after having waited over night for Mg. Maggie Barry, a secretary held up by mist. Mrs. Barry said the journey would contribute to this objective. "I' d like to see firsthand what New Zealand will look like when the beasts of prey are gone, and we will see that on some of these islands.
After a brief, shallow tour of two locations near Port Ross at the north end of the Auckland Islands, one could assume that mushrooms are far more varied here than on Campbell Island. An intense exploration is scheduled for the Auckland Islands in the near distant aftermath of our current research on the Campbell Plateau islands.
The Auckland Islands - Places of interest
Outlying Auckland Islands are rarely frequented by tourism - touristic tours are very costly here, islands are relatively unknown. The number of people visiting Enderby Island is limited by environmental regulations and most people only see Enderby Island. The Auckland Islands are characterized by a dramatically scenic landscape - high rocks, harsh seas, harsh weathers.
The luxuriant, unparalleled flora of these subantarctic islands is a delightful surprise for the visitor, not less interesting are the many inquisitive, unafraidfares. The woods are up to 9 metres high and in the fjords the leaves of the fjords often reach ocean levels, thus looking like the landscape of an islet. There are four types of endemics on these relatively small islands:
Phalacrocorax collensoi (Auckland Shag) - about 1,000 - 2,500 of them. Former Auckland Snipe (Coenocorypha Ayucklandica aucklandica) - lives on smaller islands around the bigger Auckland Island. Aucklandinselte ( "Anas aucklandica") - a canard that has now become deserted on the bigger Auckland Island and lives on smaller islands around it. The Auckland Rail (Lewinia muelleri) - almost airless flyer that lives on two islands - Adams Island and Disappointment Island.
Almost all of the world's white-headed albatrosses (thalassarche steadi) nest on this disappointing island - about 65,000 couples. The Auckland Islands have the largest variety of invertebrate populations in the sub-Antarctic with more than 200 different types of invertebrate, 24 different spider and many more invertebrate populations. Bizarre native bug is cavern neta dendroplectron aucklandse.
The flora is astonishingly varied, with clearly discernible altitudes: seaweeds, up to 9 metre high woods, subalbine bushland and mountain-fields. There are 196 indigenous plants, among them the lovely gentiana Gentiana coninna and G. cinina. Adams is the most original of the islands, which has been under protection since 1910, while other islands are also natural reserves.
Some of the many interesting characteristics of the Auckland Islands are some of the most interesting: The Auckland Island and Adams Island have more than 365 meters high basalt rocks, mostly on the west coastline. The tragic historic event is commemorated by the huge cave on the west shore of Auckland Island, where the General Grant was sunk in 1866.
Then, as the height of the tide increased, the pole struck the roof of the cavern and compelled a gap through the stern. Enderby Island's south tip is encircled by precipitous rocks built of basalt pillars. At 460m above sealevel, in the centre of Auckland Iceland, an imposing arc of nature - Giant's Archway - has form.
One of the most remarkable is the Auckland Islandfall. The cascade is decorated with thick rivata wood with foliage up to the waterline. The Megaherb grasslands of South Enderby Island during its heyday are a breathtaking view. The waste woods are no less spectacular during the flowering period - viewed from above, the whole wood is brilliant auburn.
Situated in Sandy Bay, Enderby Island, the only real archeological memorial of the subantarctic islands is the Polish town. On Auckland Island, a god-forsaken place in the Southern Ocean, 285 leagues southwest of New Zealand. Five groups of craggy islands are situated just south of New Zealand's continent, separated from each other and from the continent.
Under Doc's direction, these protected areas are a one-of-a-kind area, whose noteworthy histories and environmental histories are captured with color photos in this text.