Cape Hansen

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Cape Hansen is a cape which separates Marshall Bay and Iceberg Bay on the south coast of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. The name appears on a chart based upon a running survey of the islands in 1912–13 by Petter Sorlle, a Norwegian whaling captain.[1]

Important Bird Area[edit]

The site has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a large breeding colony of about 13,000 pairs of chinstrap penguins, as well as a few pairs of brown skuas among the penguins.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hansen, Cape". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  2. ^ "Cape Hansen, Coronation Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Hansen, Cape" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).


Coordinates: 60°40′S 45°35′W / 60.667°S 45.583°W / -60.667; -45.583