Scott Island


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Scott Island

 

an island in the Pacific zone of the Southern Ocean; located about 600 km from Cape Adare, which is situated at the northeastern tip of Victoria Land. Scott Island is about 4 km long and 2 km wide. It is composed of basalts and is amost entirely covered with ice. The island was discovered in 1902 by W. Colbeck, captain of a ship on a British antarctic expedition, and was named in honor of R. F. Scott.

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Biology of the Scott Island group, British Columbia.
Seabirds and pinnipeds of Sartine Island, Scott Island group, British Columbia.
1), which is separated by about 50-100 km from other known colonies at Blenheim Island, Deep Sea Bluff, Scott Islands, and Quatsino Sound (Drent and Guiguet 1961; Summers and Campbell 1978; Rodway and Lemon 1991a,b).
At the better-studied Triangle Island (with breeding eagles and falcons and with little human disturbance) in 1968-2010, the breeding population of Pelagic Cormorants stayed at relatively high levels, but with great annual variation (n = 33-433 nests), suggesting that prey resources in the Scott Islands had not declined greatly over time (Rodway and others 2011).
Michelle, Marcus and I skied five lines on the south side of Scott Island that to our knowledge have not seen traffic.
Purists will tell you that the actual spot where the sun first hits the earth on 1 January 2000 will be somewhere in the Southern Ocean, north of Scott Island.
If you really want to be the first to see the sun rise in 2,000 you'd have to be in a boat in Southern Ocean, near Scott Island.
On Canada's costs from the massive 1989 Washington oil spill that spanned from Newport, Oregon, to the Scott Islands (north of Vancouver Island).
2 March 2005) observed at least 32 family groups during a cruise from northeastern Dixon Entrance through Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound to the Scott Islands off northern Vancouver Island between 17 and 22 June 1999.
Only 1 nesting record is known for Vancouver Island: 2 clutches of apparently abandoned eggs collected at non-forested Triangle Island in the Scott Islands off Cape Scott on 1 July 1949 (Carter and Sealy 2008).
1) and lack of evidence of current breeding in the Scott Islands, Queen Charlotte Strait, and northwest Vancouver Island.
This general route is supported by observations of family groups near- and offshore of the Scott Islands and the north end of Vancouver Island, 110 to 350 km from Haida Gwaii (Table 1; Fig.