Brown Bluff

December 15, 2015 ~ Antarctica Day 4

Brown Bluff is a basalt tuya located on the Tabarin Peninsula of northern Antarctica.

The site has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a breeding colony of about 20,000 pairs of adelie , as well as about 550 pairs of gentoos. Other birds nesting there include Cape petrels, Wilson’s storm petrels and kelp gulls. Weddell seals regularly haul out and leopard seals often hunt offshore.