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Encyclopedia > Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra

The Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra is a tundra ecoregion that includes five islands or island groups in the Southern Ocean: the Bounty Islands, Auckland Islands, Antipodes Islands, and Campbell Island of New Zealand, and Macquarie Island of Australia. In physical geography, tundra is an area where tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. ... An ecoregion is a relatively large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities. ... The Bounty Islands are a small group of 13 islets and numerous rocks in the south New Zealand. ... Southern coast of the main island The Auckland Islands form a sub-antarctic archipelago of New Zealand. ... The Antipodes Islands are an inhospitable uninhabited island group to the south of—and territorially part of—New Zealand. ... Campbell Island is the southernmost part of New Zealand. ... Macquarie Island is located in the Southern Ocean, about halfway between Australia and Antarctica. ...


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