Ginger Islands

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Ginger Islands
Ginger Islands is located in Antarctica
Ginger Islands
Ginger Islands
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°45′S 68°42′W / 67.750°S 68.700°W / -67.750; -68.700Coordinates: 67°45′S 68°42′W / 67.750°S 68.700°W / -67.750; -68.700
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

The Ginger Islands are a group of islands lying west of Cape Alexandra, off the southern end of Adelaide Island, Antarctica. The largest of the islands appears reddish when free of snow. They were surveyed by the Royal Navy's hydrographic survey unit in 1962-63 and named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) for Kenneth Ginger, Civil Hydrographic Officer responsible for British Admiralty charts of the Antarctic for several years beginning in 1958.[1]

Important Bird Area[edit]

The island group, with the intervening marine area, has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a breeding colony of about 275 pairs of imperial shags, as well as over 3000 pairs of Adélie penguins.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ginger Islands
  2. ^ "Ginger Islands". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2012-12-31.