St Andrews Bay, South Georgia

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St Andrews Bay with the penguin colony

Saint Andrews Bay is a bight 2 miles (3.2 km) wide, indenting the north coast of South Georgia immediately south of Mount Skittle. Probably first sighted by the British expedition under Cook which explored the north coast of South Georgia in 1775. The name dates back to at least 1920 and is now well established. On charts where abbreviations are used, the name may be abbreviated to St. Andrews Bay.

King Penguins form huge breeding colonies - and the one at St Andrews Bay has over 100,000 birds. Because of the long breeding cycle, colonies are continuously occupied.

Ross Glacier which is nearby is retreating, and leaving a gravel beach in its wake. Heaney Glacier and Cook Glacier also are in the vicinity.

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Coordinates: 54°26′S 36°11′W / 54.433°S 36.183°W / -54.433; -36.183 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "St Andrews Bay, South Georgia" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).