Paulet Island is an uninhabited circular island about 1,5 km (0,93 ml) in diameter, located 4,5 km (2,8 ml) south-east of Dundee, off the north-eastern end of Antarctic Peninsula. Due to its large penguin colony, Paulet is a well known destination for sightseeing tours.
- Paulet is composed of lava flows that are capped by cinder cone with a summit crater. Geothermal heat holds parts of the isle ice-free. Volcano's youthful morphology suggests it was last active within the last one thousand years.
- Paulet Island was discovered during the 1839–1843 British expedition under James Clark Ross (1800-1862) and named by him for Capt. the Right Honorable Lord George Paulet (1803-1879), Royal Navy.
- During The Swedish Antarctic Expedition led by Otto Nordenskiöld (1869-1928) in 1903, his ship named Antarctic was crushed and sunk off the coast of Paulet Island. A stone hut erected by shipwreck survivors in February 1903, along with the grave of expedition member, and the cairn constructed on the island's highest point to draw the attention of rescuers, was designated Historic Site or Monument, following a proposal by the United Kingdom and Argentina to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.
- Paulet Island has been identified as an IBA (Important Bird Area) by BirdLife International as it supports a large breeding colony of around 100,000 pairs of Adelie penguins. Other birds to nest on the island include snow petrels, kelp gulls and imperial shags.
Highlights: Adelie penguins, Swedish hut
Paulet Island cruise terminal
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Port Paulet Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Paulet Island, Antarctica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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30 January, 2018