Lagotellerie Island

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Adélie penguin colony on Lagotellerie Island

Lagotellerie Island is an island 2 km (1.2 mi) long, lying 4 km (2.5 mi) west of Horseshoe Island in Marguerite Bay, off the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. It was discovered and named by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1908–10, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot.[1]

Antarctic Specially Protected Area[edit]

The 158 ha island has been designated an Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA No.115) because of its relatively diverse flora and fauna, which is typical of the southern Antarctic Peninsula region. The vegetation consists of abundant stands of the continent’s only two flowering plants, Antarctic hair grass and Antarctic pearlwort, as well as well-developed communities of mosses and lichen. The rich invertebrate fauna includes the wingless midge Belgica antarctica, for which the island is one of its southernmost sites. There are also colonies of Adélie penguins and Antarctic shags.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lagotellerie Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Lagotellerie Island, Marguerite Bay, Graham Land" (PDF). Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 115: Measure 1, Annex E. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2000. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 

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


Coordinates: 67°53′S 67°24′W / 67.883°S 67.400°W / -67.883; -67.400