Talk:Deception Island

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Confusing[edit]

This article is a bit confusing. It starts out by saying it is one of the safest harbours in Antarctica (but doesn't say what this means, why the other harbours are unsafe, or cite any references), and then in the very next sentence talks about volcanic activity damaging a science station -- which makes me even more confused about the safeness of this harbour. 81.182.77.179 (talk) 02:53, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Deception Island is a natural sheltered harbor. When ships come to the region around Antarctica they have to cross the Drake Passage, one of the roughest patches of oceans in the world. In the advent of a storm, many ships go inside the cove you can see in the picture of the Island. Because it is surrounded by hills on all sides, it provides a barrier against the wind. Nathanian Palmer (talk) 15:38, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Historical info needed[edit]

When and how was the island discovered? Where does the name come from? -- Beland (talk) 13:49, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

I second the need for etymological and historical info, but also I think there should be a thorough discussion of the area's geography and geology, rather than the cursory treatment given to both those subjects in the extant article. Mr0t1633 (talk) 14:41, 11 March 2009 (UTC)


Forgive me for not providing any reference, but I believe the name Deception Island is called so because it deceives you in taking for granted that it will be covered throughout by snow or ice like other parts of Antarctica, but in fact when one arrives here, it is surprising to find so much ash on the land. ' Nathanian Palmer (talk) 15:27, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
The Spanish article es:Isla Decepción#Historia says it was claimed to be the location of pirate treasure, a deception as it was not. They both sound like rationalisations to me without a reference.--Rumping (talk) 23:35, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Broken picture[edit]

The picture showwing the location of the island ovverlaps some text, but I don't knoww howw to fix. (noob) Anyone?

Czaranis (talk) 19:43, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Curious about the straight ENE coast feature[edit]

Somewhat unusual that the ENE coast of the island is a straight line. Rift, earthquake fault? Satellite photo in Google Maps doesn't show any underwater feature indicatin either. Shjacks45 (talk) 00:57, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

This study provides several "indications of the existence of a dip-slip submarine fault, parallel to the coast (NNW–SSE), which suggests a tectonic origin for this morphological feature". - 4ing (talk) 07:18, 11 October 2013 (UTC)