Orpheus Island (43)

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Site name: Orpheus Island
Site number: 43
Point numbers: 169 (Orpheus Island Dry A), 170 (Orpheus Island Wet A), 171 (Orpheus Island Dry B), 172 (Orpheus Island Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests
Participant and site owner: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and James Cook University
Site location: Far North Queensland
Latitude: -18.617
Longitude: 146.496
Site description: Orpheus Island is approximately 12 km long and one to 2.5 km wide and is found within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The island is volcanic in origin and is covered in dry woodlands of Moreton Bay Ash and acacias with rainforest in gullies.