Penguin Point (Seymour Island)

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The point is an important breeding site for Adélie penguins

Penguin Point lies on the south-eastern coast of Seymour Island, in the James Ross Island group, near the north-eastern extremity of the Antarctic Peninsula. The Argentine Marambio Base is about 8 km to the north-east.[1] A ridge of exposed dark rock named Blackrock Ridge runs west-southwest–east-northeast, 1.5 nautical miles (3 km) north of Penguin Point.

Important Bird Area[edit]

Some 326 ha of sparsely vegetated, ice-free ground, including the point and adjacent cobbled beach, and extending 1260 m inland, has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a large breeding colony of about 16,000 pairs of Adélie penguins. Weddell and Antarctic fur seals regularly haul out there.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Penguin Point, Seymour Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 

Coordinates: 64°18′26″S 56°42′24″W / 64.30722°S 56.70667°W / -64.30722; -56.70667