Tag: Landings

Cuverville Island

December 12, 2015 ~ Antarctica Day 1

The islands shoreline is by high cliffs except on its northwestern edge, where the beach covered in red pebbles is a home to a colony of Gentoo penguins.

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Portal Point

December 13, 2015 ~ Antarctica Day 2

This long stretch comes down from the Polar Plateau and gets its name from the fact that it was used by the British after they built a refuge hut at this site in 1956

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Devil Island

December 14, 2015 ~ Antarctica Day 3

Devil Island gets its ominous name from the two peaks that flank the 2km (1.24mi) long island.

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Brown Bluff

December 15, 2015 ~ Antarctica Day 4

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

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Baily Head

December 16, 2015 ~ Antarctica Day 5

Baily Head has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a very large breeding colony of chinstrap penguins (100,000 pairs).

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