Elephant Rocks

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For the Missouri state park, see Elephant Rocks State Park.
For the rock formations near the Waitaki Valley used as a filming location for the first Chronicles of Narnia movie, see Elephant Rocks, New Zealand.
Elephant Rocks
Geography
Location Antarctica
Archipelago 64°46′S 64°05′W / 64.767°S 64.083°W / -64.767; -64.083.
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

The Elephant Rocks in Antarctica are a group of three prominent rocks connected by shoals, located between Torgersen Island and the north-west entrance to Arthur Harbour, off the south-west coast of Anvers Island. The name became established locally among UdARP personnel at nearby Palmer Station in about 1971, as the rocks provide habitat favoured by elephant seals.

Birds[edit]

The rocks form part of the Northern Arthur Harbour Important Bird Area (IBA), identified as such by BirdLife International because they support significant seabird breeding colonies.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Arthur Harbour area". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 


Coordinates: 64°46′S 64°05′W / 64.767°S 64.083°W / -64.767; -64.083