Bleaker Island (Spanish Isla Maria) is one of the Falkland Islands, lying off south east Lafonia (the southern peninsula of East Falkland). The name is a corruption of "Breaker Island" due to the waves that break on it. It was also known as "Long Island" at one time. The island is long, narrow and low-lying and has an area of 20.7 square kilometres. It contains many sandy beaches. Because it is so low-lying, there are several shipwrecks round about it. The highest point is Semaphore Hill, which is 29 metres high.
Bleaker Island has been a sheep farm for over a hundred years and has the small Bleaker Island Settlement located on an isthmus. The northern half is a natioanal nature reserve and like many of the Falklands, the island is home to penguins, sea lions, and albatrosses, as well as stands of tussac grass, the yellow and dog orchid and lady's slipper.
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