Little Skellig facts for kids
Little Skellig (Ireland)
|Coordinates||51°45′58″N 10°31′59″W / 51.766°N 10.533°W|
|Area||8 ha (20 acres)|
|Highest elevation||134 m (440 ft)|
Little Skellig (Irish: Sceilig Bheag) is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, 11 km south-west of Valentia Island in County Kerry, Ireland.
Little Skellig is the smaller of the two Skellig Islands, the other being Skellig Michael, 1 km to the south-west. The island has a large bird population, including a colony of northern gannets which is the largest in Ireland, and one of the largest in the world. The island, together with Skellig Michael, is the centre of a 364 ha Important Bird Area established by BirdWatch Ireland in 2000.
Landing on Little Skellig is not permitted. BirdWatch Ireland has designated Little Skellig as a nature preserve. It houses over 35,000 colonies of Gannets.
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