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ASPA 154: Botany Bay, Cape Geology, Victoria Land
Proponent: New Zealand
Location: 77°00'30"S  162°34'00"E
Approx. Area: 2.14 km2
Summary: Cape Geology is situated in the south-western corner of Granite Harbour, southern Victoria Land, approximately 100km north-west of Ross Island. The site is an extremely rich botanical refuge for such a high latitude location, with a lichen and moss species diversity and abundance that is unique for Southern Victoria Land. There are also abundant growths of algae, large populations of invertebrates and a colony of south polar skua. The Area also contains a Managed Zone, which contains the remains of a rock shelter and associated artefacts of historical importance from the 1910-1913 British Antarctic Expedition.
Designation: M 3 (1997)
Last Review: 2019
Current Plan: M 6 (2019)
Next Review: 2024
Annex V format adoption: 1997
Modification / Review summary: This area contains HSM 67 (Rock Shelter "Granite House"), listed in Measure 4 (1995). The area was designated SSSI 37 in Measure 3 (1997). It was re-designated ASPA 154 in Decision 1 (2002). First revised Management Plan adopted in Measure 2 (2003). A second revised Management Plan was adopted in Measure 11 (2008). A third revised Management Plan was adopted in Measure 12 (2013). The current Management Plan adopted in Measure 6 (2019).
Primary reason for designation: C - areas with important or unusual assemblages of species, including major colonies of breeding native birds or mammals;
Main Environmental Domain represented: S - McMurdo - South Victoria Land geologic (also includes Ellsworth, Werner etc mountains)
Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions: 9 - South Victoria Land


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