D'Urville Monument

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D'Urville Monument is a conspicuous conical summit, 575 m (1,886 ft) high, at the south-west end of Joinville Island, off the north-east end of the Antarctic Peninsula. It was discovered by a British expedition under James Clark Ross between 1839–43. It was named by him for Captain Jules Dumont d'Urville.

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 10,000 pairs of Adélie penguins and over 670 pairs of gentoo penguins.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "D’Urville Monument, Joinville Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 


Coordinates: 63°25′S 56°18′W / 63.417°S 56.300°W / -63.417; -56.300