Seal Island (Encounter Bay)

Seal Island, sometimes known as Seal Rock, is an island in the Australian state of South Australia, located in Encounter Bay off the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, roughly 2.7 kilometers south-east of Victor Harbor. It is located near the limits of the West Island Conservation Park and the Encounter Marine Park. The name of the island is said to refer to the presence of an Australian sea lion or a New Zealand fur seal colony on the island in the early nineteenth century. Seal Island had no vegetation as of 1996, with the only vertebrate species seen being a breeding colony of silver gulls.