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South Georgia Island - Stromness, Antarctica (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of South Georgia Island - Stromness, Antarctica

Map of South Georgia Island - Stromness, Antarctica

Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) South Georgia Shag (Leucocarbo georgianus) Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella)

Abandoned Whaling Station


Antarctica and Argentina

11/30/2021: Next visit was to visit some waterfall that Shackelton visited. For those who don't know the story, Shackelton skipped World War I to go and try to be the first to the South Pole. Instead, they were more or less unprepared and drifted around Antarctica for awhile. Eventually, Shackelton was forced to risk everything to save the crew, and he barely and luckily succeeded. So basically the guy who gets you arrested but also bails you out of prison. In the meantime, his support crew died waiting for them on the other side of Antarctica.

Previous Visit (South Georgia Island - Grytviken: 11/30/2021)
Next Visit (South Georgia Island - Gold Harbor: 12/1/2021)

Species Recorded (11)

Birds ( 9 )

Penguins ( Spheniscidae )
King Penguin - Aptenodytes patagonicus
Gentoo Penguin - Pygoscelis papua

Shearwaters and Petrels ( Procellariidae )
Southern Giant-Petrel - Macronectes giganteus
Northern Giant-Petrel - Macronectes halli
White-chinned Petrel - Procellaria aequinoctialis

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
South Georgia Shag - Leucocarbo georgianus

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Yellow-billed Pintail - Anas georgica

Jaegers and Skuas ( Stercorariidae )
Brown Skua - Stercorarius antarcticus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Antarctic Tern - Sterna vittata


Southern Ocean


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