Snow Hill Island (Antarctica)

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Arctic - Antarctica

-64.41216 S, -57.07778 W

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Snow Hill is an almost completely snowcapped Antarctic island, located off the Antarctic Peninsula's eastern coast (Graham Land). It is separated from James Ross Island (to the northeast) by Admiralty Sound. The isle is among the several islands that are closer to mainland South America than any other part of the Antarctica.

  • The island has length of 33 km (20,5 ml) and width of 12 km (7,5 ml).
  • Snow Hill Island was discovered in January 1843 by a British expedition led by James Clark Ross (1800-1862) who named it Snow Hill as its snow cover stood out in contrast to bare ground of the nearby Seymour Island.
  • Part of the island's southwestern extremity (comprising 2,6 km2 / 1 ml2 of sea ice adjacent to coast) has been identified as an IBA (Important Bird Area). The site supports a breeding colony of around 4,000 pairs of emperor penguins. This is one of only two such colonies on land in the region of Antarctic Peninsula - the other being at Dion Islands.

Highlights: Emperor Penguin colony, Weddell Sea

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