The landscape of the island of Isosusikari is characterised by high cliffs, low bushes and tall trees on its southern shore. The island is an important nesting area and provides a resting place for migratory birds. During migration, waders rest on the banks of bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) accumulated on the shores. Fishermen have been using the island as a rest stop since the 19th century. However, the fishers’ cabins were not in frequent use – in contrast to the sheltered islands in Ahlainen and Merikarvia, large plants for processing Baltic herring could not be built on the unsheltered islands of Eurajoki. The life of local fishermen was built around daily fishing trips, without the development of a fishers’ cabin tradition similar to that of northern parts of the region. The sounds in the background were recorded in June and are being made by herring gulls (Larus argentatus), common gulls (Larus canus), great black-backed gulls (Larus marinus), common terns (Sterna hirundo) and Arctic terns (Sterna paradisaea). The Finnish name of the island (“large wolf rock”) may derive from the island’s shape. 

Coordinates (WGS84): P 61˚15, 455' I 21˚23, 657'

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Keywords: Fishing