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Round Island is the name of many islands.


Hong Kong

The Southern District (南區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ...

United Kingdom

Round Island, Isles of Scilly

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 735 KB) Â©  This image is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 735 KB) Â©  This image is copyrighted. ... Tresco, the second largest Island of Scillonia The Isles of Scilly (Cornish: Ynysek Syllan) form an archipelago of islands off the Cornish coast. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ...

United States

  • Round Island is the name of several islands in the state of Michigan, some of which have lighthouses.
  • Round Island is the name of a island in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
  • Round Island is the name of one of the Walrus Islands in south western Alaska near the village of Twin Hills. Famous for the summer congregation of male walrus and seabird life.

List of Islands of Michigan Amygdaloid Island, part of Isle Royale National Park Beaver Island, inhabited island in Lake Michigan Belle Isle, city park in Detroit in the Detroit River Bois Blanc Island, inhabited island in Lake Huron Calf Island, part of Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Charity Island, in... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Other U.S. States Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski Official languages English Area 1,717,854 km² (1st)  - Land 1,481,347 km²  - Water 236,507 km² (13. ...


Round Island is the only place where snakes of the family Bolyeriidae ("Round Island boas") have been found. Families Acrochordidae Aniliidae Anomalepididae Anomochilidae Atractaspididae Boidae Bolyeriidae Colubridae Cylindrophiidae Elapidae Hydrophiidae Leptotyphlopidae Loxocemidae Pythonidae Tropidophiidae Typhlopidae Uropeltidae Viperidae Xenopeltidae Snakes are cold blooded legless reptiles closely related to lizards, which share the order Squamata. ... Scientific classification or biological classification refers to how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... This article needs cleanup. ...

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Round Island skink - Leiolopisma telfairii: More Information - ARKive (830 words)
Since the destruction of the tropical hardwood forest on Round Island at the hands of humans and the goats and rabbits they stocked the island with, this species and the others it shares Round Island with are restricted to the grasses, scrub and leaf litter beneath the remaining endemic palm forest (2).
Round Island is a refuge for many rare and endangered plants and animals, several of which are found nowhere else in the world (5).
While other Round Island endemic species might be translocated to other islets formerly within their range and which have had exotic predators removed, the skink is such a voracious predator that there are concerns it may feed on, and deplete, other rare lizard species endemic to some of these islets (6) (2).
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