Cape Wallace

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Location of Low Island in the South Shetland Islands.

Cape Wallace is the cape marking the northern extremity of Limets Peninsula and the north-west end of Low Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. Though the origin of the name Cape Wallace is unknown, it has appeared on charts for over a hundred years and its usage has been established internationally.

Important Bird Area[edit]

Cape Wallace has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a very large breeding colony of about 150,000 pairs of Chinstrap Penguins. About 250 pairs of Gentoo Penguins also nest there.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cape Wallace, Low Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 

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


Coordinates: 63°13′S 62°15′W / 63.217°S 62.250°W / -63.217; -62.250