Stinker Point

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Stinker Point is a headland 7 km (4.3 mi) south of Table Bay on the west coast of Elephant Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It was mapped by the UK Joint Services Expedition to Elephant Island, 1970–71, and named after the southern giant petrels which breed there, "stinker" being an old sailors' name for the bird.

Important Bird Area[edit]

The point is part of the Point Wordie Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance as a breeding site for seabirds, especially chinstrap penguins.[1]


  1. ^ "Point Wordie, Elephant Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Archived from the original on July 10, 2007. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 

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

Coordinates: 61°13′S 55°23′W / 61.217°S 55.383°W / -61.217; -55.383