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Deception Island is an island in the South Shetland Islands archipelago, with one of the safest harbours in Antarctica. [1]

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Algae (singular alga) is an informal term for a large, diverse group of photosynthetic organisms that are not necessarily closely related, and is thus polyphyletic.

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American Geophysical Union

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of geophysicists, consisting of over 62,000 members from 144 countries.

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Antarctic Specially Protected Area

An Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) is an area on the continent of Antarctica, or on nearby islands, which is protected by scientists and several different international bodies.

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Antarctic Treaty System

The Antarctic Treaty and related agreements, collectively known as the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS), regulate international relations with respect to Antarctica, Earth's only continent without a native human population.

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Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent.

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An archipelago, sometimes called an island group or island chain, is a chain, cluster or collection of islands, or sometimes a sea containing a small number of scattered islands.

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Ardley Island

Ardley Island is an island long, lying in Maxwell Bay close off the south-west end of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

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Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located mostly in the southern half of South America.

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Arturo Frondizi

Arturo Frondizi Ercoli, GCMG (October 28, 1908 – April 18, 1995) was an Argentine politician and lawyer who acted as the President of Argentina between May 1, 1958, and March 29, 1962, for the Intransigent Radical Civic Union, which he led until 1986.

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Baily Head

Baily Head is a prominent headland, 160 m high, forming the easternmost extremity of Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

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BBC News Online

BBC News Online is the website of BBC News, the division of the BBC responsible for newsgathering and production.

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A beach is a landform alongside a body of water which consists of loose particles.

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Benthos is the community of organisms that live on, in, or near the seabed, also known as the benthic zone.

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Bird colony

A bird colony is a large congregation of individuals of one or more species of bird that nest or roost in proximity at a particular location.

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BirdLife International

BirdLife International (formerly the International Council for Bird Preservation) is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats, and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.

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Black sand

Black sand is sand that is black in color.

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A brig is a sailing vessel with two square-rigged masts.

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British Antarctic Survey

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is the United Kingdom's national Antarctic operation and has an active role in Antarctic affairs.

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Brown skua

The brown skua (Stercorarius antarcticus), also known as the Antarctic skua, subantarctic skua, southern great skua, southern skua, or hākoakoa (Māori), is a large seabird that breeds in the subantarctic and Antarctic zones and moves further north when not breeding.

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A caldera is a large cauldron-like depression that forms following the evacuation of a magma chamber/reservoir.

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Cape petrel

The Cape petrel (Daption capense), also called the Cape pigeon, pintado petrel, or Cape fulmar, is a common seabird of the Southern Ocean from the family Procellariidae.

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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Chinstrap penguin

The chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) is a species of penguin which inhabits a variety of islands and shores in the Southern Pacific and the Antarctic Ocean.

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Cinder cone

A cinder cone or scoria cone is a steep conical hill of loose pyroclastic fragments, such as either volcanic clinkers, cinders, volcanic ash, or scoria that has been built around a volcanic vent.

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Collins Point

Collins Point is a small but prominent headland west-south-west of Fildes Point, on the south side of Port Foster, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

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Colobanthus quitensis

Colobanthus quitensis (Antarctic pearlwort) is one of two native flowering plants found in the Antarctic region.

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Crater lake

A crater lake is a lake that forms in a volcanic crater or caldera, such as a maar; less commonly and with lower association to the term a lake may form in an impact crater caused by a meteorite, or in the crater left by an artificial explosion caused by humans.

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Crater Lake (South Shetland Islands)

Crater Lake is a volcanic crater, now filled with water, lying north-west of Mount Kirkwood on the south side of Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

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A cryptogam (scientific name Cryptogamae) is a plant (in the wide sense of the word) that reproduces by spores, without flowers or seeds.

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De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter

The de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter is a single-engined, high-wing, propeller-driven, short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada.

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Deception Station

Deception Station (Base Decepción) is an Argentine antarctic base located at Deception Island, South Shetland Islands.

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Edward Bransfield

Edward Bransfield (c. 1785 – 31 October 1852) was an Irish sailor who rose to become an officer in the British Royal Navy, serving as a master on several ships, after being impressed into service at the age of 18 in Ireland.

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Factory ship

A factory ship, also known as a fish processing vessel, is a large ocean-going vessel with extensive on-board facilities for processing and freezing caught fish or whales.

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Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition

The Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition (FIDASE) was an aerial survey of the Falkland Islands Dependencies and the Antarctic peninsula which took place in the 1955–56 and 1956–57 southern summers.

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Falkland Islands Dependencies

Falkland Islands Dependencies was the constitutional arrangement for administering the British territories in Sub-Antarctica and Antarctica from 1843 until 1985.

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Fumarole Bay

Fumarole Bay is a bay on the southwest side of Port Foster in the interior of Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands.

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The fuselage (from the French fuselé "spindle-shaped") is an aircraft's main body section.

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Gabriel de Castilla Base

Gabriel de Castilla Base is a Spanish research station located on Deception Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.

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Geology (from the Ancient Greek γῆ, gē, i.e. "earth" and -λoγία, -logia, i.e. "study of, discourse") is an earth science concerned with the solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change over time.

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Ghost ship

A ghost ship, also known as a phantom ship, is a vessel with no living crew aboard; it may be a ghostly vessel in folklore or fiction, such as the Flying Dutchman, or a real derelict found adrift with its crew missing or dead, like the Mary Celeste.

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A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.

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Greenwich Island

Greenwich Island (variant historical names Sartorius Island, Berezina Island) is an island long and from (average) wide, lying between Robert Island and Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.

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A hangar is a closed building structure to hold aircraft, or spacecraft.

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Henry Foster (scientist)

Henry Foster (1797 – 5 February 1831) was a British naval officer and scientist who took part in expeditions to both the Arctic and Antarctic, and made various notable scientific observations.

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Hubert Wilkins

Sir George Hubert Wilkins MC & Bar (31 October 188830 November 1958) was an Australian polar explorer, ornithologist, pilot, soldier, geographer and photographer.

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Hunting Aerosurveys Ltd

Hunting Aerosurveys Ltd was a British aerial photography company.

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An icebreaker is a special-purpose ship or boat designed to move and navigate through ice-covered waters, and provide safe waterways for other boats and ships.

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Important Bird Area

An Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) is an area identified using an internationally agreed set of criteria as being globally important for the conservation of bird populations.

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Instituto Antártico Argentino

The Instituto Antártico Argentino (IAA; Argentine Antarctic Institute) is the Argentine federal agency in charge of orientating, controlling, addressing and performing scientific and technical research and studies in the Antarctic.

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An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.

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King George Island (South Shetland Islands)

King George Island (Argentina: Isla 25 de Mayo, Chile: Isla Rey Jorge, Russian: Ватерло́о Vaterloo) is the largest of the South Shetland Islands, lying off the coast of Antarctica in the Southern Ocean.

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Kroner Lake

Kroner Lake is a circular lake in diameter, lying immediately west of Whalers Bay, on Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

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Lava is molten rock generated by geothermal energy and expelled through fractures in planetary crust or in an eruption, usually at temperatures from.

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A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria living among filaments of multiple fungi in a symbiotic relationship.

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List of lighthouses in Antarctica

This is a list of lighthouses in Antarctica.

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List of volcanoes in Antarctica

This is a list of volcanoes in Antarctica.

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Livingston Island

Livingston Island (Russian name Smolensk) is an Antarctic island in the South Shetland Islands, Western Antarctica lying between Greenwich Island and Snow Islands.

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Lockheed Vega

The Lockheed Vega is an American six-passenger high-wing monoplane airliner built by the Lockheed Corporation starting in 1927.

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A maar is a broad, low-relief volcanic crater caused by a phreatomagmatic eruption (an explosion which occurs when groundwater comes into contact with hot lava or magma).

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The Marchantiophyta are a division of non-vascular land plants commonly referred to as hepatics or liverworts.

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A microclimate is a local set of atmospheric conditions that differ from those in the surrounding areas, often with a slight difference but sometimes with a substantial one.

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Mosses are small flowerless plants that typically grow in dense green clumps or mats, often in damp or shady locations.

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Mount Kirkwood

Mount Kirkwood is a mountain, 460 m, standing 3 nautical miles (6 km) west of Entrance Point in the south part of Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands.

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Mount Pond

Mount Pond is a peak, in height, standing east-south-east of Pendulum Cove, on Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

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Nathaniel Palmer

Nathaniel Brown Palmer (8 August 179921 June 1877) was an American seal hunter, explorer, sailing captain, and ship designer.

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Neptune's Bellows

Neptune's Bellows is a channel on the southeast side of Deception Island forming the entrance to Port Foster, in the South Shetland Islands.

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Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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Operation Tabarin

Operation Tabarin was a secret British Antarctic expedition.

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Pendulum Cove

Pendulum Cove is a cove at the north-east side of Port Foster, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

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Plant community

A plant community (sometimes "phytocoenosis" or "phytocenosis") is a collection or association of plant species within a designated geographical unit, which forms a relatively uniform patch, distinguishable from neighboring patches of different vegetation types.

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Port Foster

Port Foster is one of the safest harbours in Antarctica, located in Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands.

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Ronald Hill (South Shetland Islands)

Ronald Hill is a rocky, ice-free hill, 105 m in height, standing north of Kroner Lake on Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Scoria is a highly vesicular, dark colored volcanic rock that may or may not contain crystals (phenocrysts).

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Seal hunting

Seal hunting, or sealing, is the personal or commercial hunting of seals.

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Sewing-Machine Needles

Sewing-Machine Needles is a group of three prominent rock needles, the highest 45 m, lying close southeast of Rancho Point, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands.

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A sloop (from Dutch sloep, in turn from French chaloupe) is a sailing boat with a single mast and a fore-and-aft rig.

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Snowy sheathbill

The snowy sheathbill (Chionis albus), also known as the greater sheathbill, pale-faced sheathbill, and paddy, is one of two species of sheathbill.

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Sod or turf is grass and the part of the soil beneath it held together by its roots or another piece of thin material.

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South East Point (South Shetland Islands)

South East Point is a point east-north-east of Fildes Point, marking the south-eastern point of Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

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South Shetland Islands

The South Shetland Islands are a group of Antarctic islands, lying about north of the Antarctic Peninsula, with a total area of.

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Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.

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SS Queen of Bermuda

SS Queen of Bermuda was a British cruise ship operated by the Furness Bermuda Line during the mid 20th century.

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Stonethrow Ridge

Stonethrow Ridge is a snow-covered ridge rising west of Fumarole Bay on Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

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Telefon Bay

Telefon Bay is a small bay on the north-west coast of Port Foster, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

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Telefon Ridge

Telefon Ridge is a ridge rising west of Telefon Bay on Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands.

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United States Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services.

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Vertical boiler with horizontal fire-tubes

A vertical boiler with horizontal fire-tubes is a type of small vertical boiler, used to generate steam for small machinery.

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Volcanic Explosivity Index

The Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) is a relative measure of the explosiveness of volcanic eruptions.

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A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.

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Whalers Bay (South Shetland Islands)

Whalers Bay is a small bay entered between Fildes Point and Penfold Point at the east side of Port Foster, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

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Whaling is the hunting of whales for scientific research and their usable products like meat, oil and blubber.

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