Beauchêne Island: a historical account

Smith, Ronald I.L.. 1984 Beauchêne Island: a historical account. Polar Record, 22 (137). 159-168.

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Southernmost of the Falkland Islands, Beauchêne Island (52° 54' S, 59° 09' W, area 3 km2) is a wildlife reserve with large colonies of Black-browed albatrosses and Rockhopper penguins. Discovered and named in 1701 by the French explorer Jacques Gouin de Beauchesne, it was noted by many early navigators and visited frequently by fur sealers in the 19th century. This article draws attention to early reports and outlines what is known of its history.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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ISSN: 0032-2474
NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Date made live: 11 Jun 2019 08:04 +0 (UTC)

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