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
Elephant Rocks is located in Antarctica
Elephant Rocks
Elephant Rocks
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°46′S 64°05′W / 64.767°S 64.083°W / -64.767; -64.083Coordinates: 64°46′S 64°05′W / 64.767°S 64.083°W / -64.767; -64.083
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Population Uninhabited
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.


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]


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

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