Story: Subantarctic islands

Hide, Enderby Island

Hide, Enderby Island

A hide for watching sea lions is held down by strong ropes as a protection against the fierce winds on the Auckland Islands. The winds at this latitude (about 50º south) are predominantly from the west. Since Enderby Island is in the north-west of the Auckland Islands, the gales there are ferocious. The coastal rātā in the background have been severely contorted by the wind.

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Jock Phillips, 'Subantarctic islands - Overview and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

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