Barrow Island

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Barrow Island coastline

Barrow Island facts

  • To date, almost 2,800 terrestrial and subterranean species have been recorded on Barrow Island.
  • Barrow Island is home to at least 24 species or subspecies found nowhere else on earth.
  • Barrow Island has been declared a ‘Class A’ Nature Reserve since 1910, one of the highest classifications possible in Western Australia.
  • Oil was discovered on Barrow Island in 1964 and the island is now Australia’s largest operating onshore oilfield