Petrel Base

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Petrel Base
Base Petrel
Antarctic base
Location of Petrel Base in Antarctica
Location of Petrel Base in Antarctica
Petrel Base
Location of Petrel Base in Antarctica
Coordinates: 63°28′00″S 56°17′00″W / 63.4667°S 56.2833°W / -63.4667; -56.2833Coordinates: 63°28′00″S 56°17′00″W / 63.4667°S 56.2833°W / -63.4667; -56.2833
Country  Argentina
Location in Antarctica Dundee Island, Joinville Group, Graham Land
Established 22 February 1967 (1967-02-22)
Named for Petrel / Procellariidae
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
Type Seasonal
Period Summer
Status Operational

The Petrel Base (Spanish: Base Petrel) is a non-permanent Argentine scientific station located on Dundee Island, in the Joinville Group, in Graham Land, part of the Argentinian claim on Antarctica.

Opened as a permanent base on 22 February 1967, it is being used as a temporary base since 1978.

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