Description: Shark Island in Sydney Harbor, Australia

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Shark Island
Shark Island is a small island located in Sydney Harbour, Australia. It lies between the Harbour Bridge and the harbour entrance, offshore of the suburbs of Vaucluse, Point Piper and Rose Bay. The Island, at 1.25 hectares, is said to have resembled a shark and the shallow waters around it presented a constant danger to shipping. This is how it got its name. Physical Environment of Shark Island

Weather & Climate
The weather on Shark Island that day varied a lot. It was overcast with a temperature of 18.5°C and the humidity of 82%. Throughout the day, there were a few showers and most of the time, there were grey cumulus clouds covering the island completely. The wind, blowing westerly, was a soft wind, blowing at 9-11m/s. Although in the morning it was fine with warm sunshine, towards noon, rain started pouring down. Flora & Fauna

There are a lot of tree species on Shark Island. This includes: The Oaks (Quercus), The She Oaks (Casuarina), The Eucalypts (Eucalyptus), The Pines (Pinus), The Araucarias (Araucaria), The Figs (Ficus), Moreton Bay Figs (Ficus macrophylla), Port Jackson Figs (Ficus rubiginosa), The Palms, The Wattles (Acacia). * ‘The Oaks’ are deciduous trees that were native to the northern temperate zone. There are approximately 450 species. * ‘The She Oaks’ are native to Australia and Pacific Islands. There are about 20 species and these trees provide tonnes of shade for us. * ‘The Eucalypts’ is one of the most important types of trees that are native to Australia. There are about 600 species and they vary in size depending what their species is. The leaf of this plant is an important part of the Koala’s diet. * ‘The Pines’ are tall trees that are native to the northern hemisphere. There are about 90 species. These trees have very rough trunks as well as spiky evergreen leaves. Although they are native to the northern hemisphere, many have adapted to the climate here in Australia. * ‘The Araucarias’ are...
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