Penguin Point (Seymour Island)
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.
Important Bird Area
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.
- "Penguin Point, Seymour Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
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