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Rats!

Charles Darwin never made it to the Abrolhos. He left the Beagle to go write some books about coral reefs, evolution and the origin of species. So it was John Lort Stokes in the HMS Beagle who made the initial

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Sirena’s Storm

19 February, 1921. A cyclone approached the Houtman Abrolhos Islands with gale force winds and fierce swell that would demolish jetties and boats alike. Four fishing boats huddled off Rat Island for the night, anchored and chained securely against the

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Columbia Shipwreck – A Mermaid Mystery?

The Columbia was lost at the Abrolhos in a cyclone in 1921. The missing mate presents a mystery, which might be solved by a mermaid. On the weekend of the 19-20 February 1921, a cyclone hit the Houtman Abrolhos Islands. A

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