Isla Bartolomé

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For the island in the Galápagos, see Bartolomé Island.
Isla Bartolomé
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Isla Bartolomé is the largest of the Diego Ramírez Islands
Isla Bartolomé is located in Tierra del Fuego
Isla Bartolomé
Isla Bartolomé
Location of the archipelago
Geography
Coordinates 56°32′S 68°43′W / 56.533°S 68.717°W / -56.533; -68.717
Archipelago Diego Ramírez Islands
Area 0.93 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Highest elevation 190 m (620 ft)
Administration

Isla Bartolomé is an uninhabited subantarctic island. Administratively it belongs to Chile.

Geography and ecology[edit]

With an area of 93 ha and a maximum height of 190 m (623 ft) it is the largest of the Diego Ramírez Archipelago, being more than twice the size of the second largest - Isla Gonzalo, lying in the Drake Passage between the continents of South America and Antarctica. It is an important breeding site for black-browed (over 35,000 pairs) and grey-headed (over 9000 pairs) albatrosses, as well as for southern giant petrels.[1][2]

The island is an important breeding site for black-browed albatrosses

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Island – Isla Bartolome". Island Group - Islas Diego Ramirez. Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels. 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-21. 
  2. ^ Robertson, Graham; Moreno, Carlos A.; Lawton, Kieran; Arata, Javier; Valencia, Jose; Kirkwood, Roger. (2007). "An estimate of the population sizes of Black-browed (Thalassarche melanophrys) and Grey-headed (T. chrysostoma) Albatrosses breeding in the Diego Ramírez Archipelago, Chile". Emu. 107: 239–244. doi:10.1071/mu07028.