Seabee Hook

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Sketch map of 1959

Seabee Hook is a low, recurved spit composed of coarse volcanic ash which projects about 900 m (984 yd) west from the high rocky ridge forming Cape Hallett, along the coast of Victoria Land. In January 1956, members of the US Navy's Operation Deep Freeze aboard the icebreaker USS Edisto investigated and surveyed this area for possible use as a base site for International Geophysical Year operations. Seabee is a phonetic spelling of CB (for "construction battalion") and refers to individual or collective members of naval construction engineer units.

Adélie penguin colony[edit]

The spit is home to a large breeding colony of Adélie penguins which is protected under the Antarctic Treaty System as part of the Cape Hallett Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA No.106).[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cape Hallett, Northern Victoria Land, Ross Sea" (PDF). Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 106: Measure 1. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-10.

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

Coordinates: 72°19′S 170°13′E / 72.317°S 170.217°E / -72.317; 170.217