Stigant Point

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Stigant Point is a conspicuous point, 65 m high, lying 11 km (6.8 mi) south-west of Davey Point on the north coast of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It was charted in 1935 by DI personnel, and named for G. B. Stigant, Chief Civil Hydrographic Officer of the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty.

Important Bird Area[edit]

The point has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a large breeding colony of about 11,000 pairs of Adélie penguins. Antarctic fur seals also breed at the site.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stigant Point, King George Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 

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


Coordinates: 62°2′S 58°45′W / 62.033°S 58.750°W / -62.033; -58.750