Sombrero Island Nature Reserve Marine Park

View across Sombrero Island showing Old industrial workings associated with past phosphate mining, - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Pools in craters caused by previous phosphate extraction, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Brown Boobys Sula leucogaster on Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Probable Anguilla Anole Anolis gingivinus, Sombrero Island.  However DNA samples from Sombrero in the late 1990s showed Anoles on Sombrero to be quite different to those on Anguilla and St Martin: further samples might indicate endemism.
Note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra on Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Pair of Masked Boobys Sula dactylatra chick on Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Endemic Sombrero Island Ground Lizard Ameiva corvina, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Endemic Sombrero Island Ground Lizard Ameiva corvina, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus,  Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra chick on Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
View across Sombrero Island showing old industrial workings associated with past phosphate mining, - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus on Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus,  Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
View across Sombrero Island showing vegetation on old industrial workings associated with past phosphate mining, - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
View across Sombrero Island showing vegetation on old industrial workings associated with past phosphate mining, - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Old industrial equipment associated with past phosphate mining, note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
View across Sombrero Island showing vegetation on old industrial workings associated with past phosphate mining, - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Seabirds on telecommunications mast, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Old industrial workings associated with past phosphate mining, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster on Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
View across old phosphate mining areas, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given
Nest site of Brown Noddy Anous stolidus in shelter of rocks, Sombrero Island - note the date the photo was taken is unknown, not as given

Sombrero Island Nature Reserve Marine Park

  • País: 
    Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda del Norte
  • Número del sitio: 
    2354
  • Superficie: 
    1.050,7 ha
  • Fecha de designación: 
    22-05-2018
  • Coordenadas: 
    18°35'N 63°25'W
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Resumen

Este sitio está formado por la isla Sombrero, un cayo situado mar adentro, y la zona circundante. Se encuentra a unos 65 kilómetros al noroeste de la isla principal, Anguila. La remota isla Sombrero es un promontorio rocoso cuya parte superior es plana y que se caracteriza por su topografía kárstica. La escasa vegetación se concentra en su mitad oriental. La isla, que por lo demás es plana, se utilizó para extraer fosfato y actualmente está marcada por cráteres de hasta diez metros de profundidad. Estos cráteres y las oquedades menos profundas que se formaron con el tiempo por el desgaste natural y la erosión (particularmente en la orilla) a menudo forman pozas someras en las que se pueden encontrar bígaros y pequeños peces de arrecife y que sirven de lugares de descanso y alimentación para las aves marinas. La isla sufrió daños considerables por el huracán Luis en 1995, pero la vegetación se está recuperando y ha vuelto a proporcionar un hábitat importante al lagarto terrestre Ameiva corvina, endémico de la isla Sombrero. Se han documentado más de 40 especies endémicas de insectos. En 2005, la isla fue clasificada como zona de importancia ornitológica (Important Bird Area, o IBA) por su población nidificante de charrán embridado (Sterna anaethetus). También anidan allí el alcatraz pardo (Sula leucogaster), el alcatraz enmascarado (Sula dactylatra) y la tiñosa común (Anous stolidus) en cantidades de ejemplares de importancia internacional.

Región administrativa: 
Anguilla

  • Fecha de última publicación: 
    05-09-2018

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