Romans 1:20 Lord Howe Island
is a small paradise of white sands and crystal waters off Australia's east coast.
The corals off Lord Howe Island
-- some 600 kilometers (370 miles) offshore from Sydney -- were affected by elevated temperatures this summer, despite escaping severe bleaching that damaged the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 and 2017.
When Dennis Tierney set out to go diving off Lord Howe Island
, Australia, his boat was quickly surrounded by a pod of dolphins.
Seabirds on uninhabited Lord Howe Island
between Australia and New Zealand swallow more plastic than any other animals, according to BBC1 documentary Drowning in Plastic (Monday 8.30pm).
The 29-year-old moved to Lord Howe Island
in the Tasman Sea a year ago.
His topics include Waza National Park and its panting birds in the arid Sahel woodland, Aguas Verdes in northern Peru: more positive ecotourism news, the Lord Howe Island
woodhen: almost not there and back again, grey teal and breeding triggers in the Gum Swamp of New South Wales, Melbourne Cricket Grounds: a groggy gull, and the Great Western Woodland in Western Australia: the emu family.
Scientifically known as Dryococelus australis, this 6-inch-long stick bug with a lobster-esque exoskeleton once occupied Lord Howe Island
in the Tasman Sea, between Australia and New Zealand.
Together, the two satellites provide advanced services to Australia's most difficult to reach citizens, including those in mainland Australia as well as those on offshore islands including Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island
, Cocos, and Macquarie Island in the Antarctic.
The rarest is thought to be the Lord Howe Island
stick insect or tree lobster, which lives on a volcanic outcrop in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand.
Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island
Stick Insect is a beautifully illustrated and well-written picture book.
One species most at risk is the Flesh-footed Shearwater, which forages on the Tasman Sea and breeds on Lord Howe Island
. Dr Lavers says the eddy at the entrance to Bass Strait is prime Shearwater habitat.