Eden Rocks

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The Eden Rocks are two rocks lying 1.5 km off the east coast of Dundee Island, at the northern end of the Antarctic Peninsula. A small island was reported there on 30 December 1842 by Captain James Clark Ross of the Royal Navy, who named it "Eden Island" for Captain Charles Eden. Following a survey by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1953, it was reported that the feature consists of two rocky islets rising to about 90 m in height and lying close together.[1]

Important Bird Area[edit]

An 81 ha site, comprising the rocks and the intervening sea, has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a large breeding colony of about 45,000 pairs of Adélie penguins.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eden Rocks". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Eden Rocks". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 

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


Coordinates: 63°29′S 55°40′W / 63.483°S 55.667°W / -63.483; -55.667