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Dassen Island, South Africa's second largest coastal island lies 9 km from the mainland between Saldanha Bay and Cape Town. This island reaches 19.2 m above sea level at its highest point. Owing to its proximity to the mainland and offers sanctuary to a variety of land and seabirds. The most important resident is the African Penguin Spheniscus demersus.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dassen Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2021.