Pearl Rocks

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The Pearl Rocks are a group of rocks covering an area 6 km (3.7 mi) by 4 km (2.5 mi) close off the west coast of Tower Island in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. The name was given by Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition (FIDASE) (1955–57) and is descriptive of the numerous snow-covered rocks in the group.

Important Bird Area[edit]

The site has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a breeding colony of about 170 pairs of imperial shags.[1]


  1. ^ "Pearl Rocks". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 

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

Coordinates: 63°35′S 59°56′W / 63.583°S 59.933°W / -63.583; -59.933