Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Deception Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

Wreak of old whaler ship , in background the Chilean icebreaker Oscar Viel.

Deception Island is an island in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula which has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. A recently active volcano, its eruptions in 1967 and 1969 caused serious damage to the scientific stations there. The only current research bases are run by the Argentine Army and Spain.


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