Why this penguin paradise deserves a bigger marine park

Macquarie Island sports a diverse set of habitats supporting vast congregations of wildlife, including penguins and seals. Image: Pexels/Pixabay

Ian Cresswell
Adjunct professor, UNSW Sydney
Andrew John Constable
Leader, Southern Ocean Ecosystem Research, University of Tasmania
Nic Bax
Director, NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub, CSIRO
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Map showing Macquarie Island
The existing marine park (green), and the proposed expansion (yellow) of the Macquarie Island reserve. Image: The Conversation/Australian government

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The Macquarie Island is a haven for penguins and other seabirds.
The Macquarie Island is a haven for penguins and other seabirds. Image: The Conversation/Agami/Marc Guyt

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Macquarie Island Nature Reserve sign surrounded by green fields and hills.
The Macquarie Island is already a nature reserve, but its surrounding waters need greater protection. Image: The Conversation/ Agami/Marc Guyt

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