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  • Norsetroll76 by Norsetroll76

    Tan/khaki blobs close to bottom of photo/middle - elephant seals? Can you tell me where this is?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Definitely some seals,unfortunately, I can't ID them from this distance. Maybe someone else could tell better.We are not told the locations

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    of individual sites,there are too many of them(over 100 cameras). We can tell only the most obvious ones or those we have asked about already

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    I think that there's an idea that this might be the bottom of Volcano Slope, and if so there's a chance that it might be on Danger Island.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    or was it Deception Island. @coldcounter - can you help please?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Nice to know that yellow skua scarers still roam the Antarctic. 😄 I wonder what the red flag is for (centre/right beach)?

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  • Sitandslide by Sitandslide

    Doesn't look like Deception Island. There, you land inside the volcano's caldera, which this isn't. (And there's no beaches on the outside.)

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    "At least 20 metres must be maintained from seismic monitoring equipment, which will be marked with a red flag."
    Deception Island: http://www.deceptionisland.aq/

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Even if not Deception Island, the red flag may well have the same meaning. 😉

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    What about Baily Head on the south east coast of Deception? http://www.deceptionisland.aq/map.php

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    "a long linear beach which runs along most of the eastern side of Deception Island...one of the largest colonies of
    chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica) in Antarctica" http://www.deceptionisland.aq/documents/visitor_sites_code_of_conduct.pdf

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  • Norsetroll76 by Norsetroll76

    Was wondering whether it might be Deception Island since I know ships put in there - main reason for asking - thanks.

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Hi. Been off air for a couple of days and just back briefly to see this feed. I agreed with Sitandslide, the tourist vessels go into the

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    caldera which does have landings like this ... however it does not have open sea in the background and the "outside" of the island from

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    what I saw which was the eastern side is all steep cliffs straight into the sea. We were told about the large colony of chinstraps at the

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    northern tip and also that landing was difficult there. This is not a difficult landing. Will have to wait until I get back to my big screen

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Thanks, all!

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Oh, and regarding the "blobs" .... they be elephant seals....

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