Stromness & Prion Island, South Georgia
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 04 Nov 2019

Stromness & Prion Island, South Georgia

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  • Antarctica

We began our morning in Stromness, a whaling station that was operating when Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley, and Tom Crean made their epic journey across South Georgia in 1916. Many of us hiked to the Shackleton waterfall, traversing the final few kilometers of the crossing. This morning we also conducted a BioBlitz where guests captured images of plants and animals seen on their hike to submit to the popular nature website iNaturalist and help support citizen science initiatives. In the afternoon, we visited Prion Island, one of the only visitor sites where the wandering albatross can be found nesting.

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