Abandoned whaling camp on Deception Island

Abandoned whaling camp on Deception Island


Deception Island, Antarctica (AQ)
Deception Island is located in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula. One of the area’s only safe harbors, Deception Island offered a refuge from storms and was also the site of several research stations and whaling operations. Many buildings have been abandoned there due both to a decline in the use of whale oil and a volcanic eruption in 1969. The volcano has made it an unpopular location, but Spain and Argentina still have summer-only research stations there.
Deception Island is located in the South Shetland Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula. One of the area’s only safe harbors, Deception Island offered a refuge from storms and was also the site of several research stations and whaling operations. Many buildings have been abandoned there due both to a decline in the use of whale oil and a volcanic eruption in 1969. The volcano has made it an unpopular location, but Spain and Argentina still have summer-only research stations there.
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Links: en.wikipedia.org
By: kjfitz

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