The subantarctic Prince Edward Island group, consisting of Marion Island and Prince Edward Island, lies in the southern Indian Ocean, c.2,300 km south-east of Cape Town and 250 km north of the Antarctic Polar Front. The islands are surrounded by steep coastal cliffs, between 5 m and 500 m high, with very few beaches. A large proportion of the islands consist of poorly drained coastal plains and slopes.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Prince Edward Islands Special Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2023.