New College Valley

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New College Valley lies south of Cape Bird, on ice-free slopes above Caughley Beach on Ross Island, Antarctica. It faces north-west and carries meltwater from the Cape Bird ice cap during the summer. It is protected as Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.116 because it contains some of the richest stands of mosses, with associated microflora and fauna, in the Ross Sea region.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird, Ross Island" (PDF). Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 116: Measure 1, Annex A. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2006. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 


Coordinates: 77°13′45″S 166°26′00″E / 77.22917°S 166.43333°E / -77.22917; 166.43333