Posts Tagged ‘Cuverville Island’

GPS Tracking – Port Lockroy and Cuverville Island

February 17th, 2010 at 10:52 am (AST) by Jake Richter

Yesterday we visited Port Lockroy, a station which is part of the British Antarctic Survey, and also houses the world’s southern-most public post office. Following that we went to visit one of the world’s largest Gentoo penguin colonies on Cuverville Island.

Our GPS track for the day is below:

 

The Dulcet Tones of Gentoo Penguins

February 17th, 2010 at 10:50 am (AST) by Jake Richter

We’ve had very little Internet access, but here’s a new sensory experience. I recorded about a half minute of the sounds of a Gentoo penguin colony on Cuverville Island on the Antarctic Peninsula yesterday. Press the play button (sideways triangle) on the player below to start the sounds.

Gentoo Penguin Colony Sounds

Here’s a photo of the area I recorded the sound:

A small part of the Gentoo penguin colony on Cuverville Island

A small part of the Gentoo penguin colony on Cuverville Island