Balleny Islands


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Balleny Islands

 

an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean, 300 km from the Oates Coast (Eastern Antarctica). The archipelago is composed of three large islands (Young, Buckle, and Sturge) and several small islands, stretching 160 km from southeast to northwest. They reach a height of 1,524 m. The islands are covered with glaciers and are uninhabited. They were discovered in 1839 by the English expedition of J. Balleny.

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Balleny discovered the Balleny Islands on the 9 February 1839 and landed on the 12th, the first landing made south of Antarctic Circle.
The ship heads to the Balleny Islands first to conduct the humpback whale research, before heading east in search of blue whales.
The Balleny Islands are known as a feeding hotspot for humpbacks but little is known about what they eat.
Humpback whales were the most commonly sighted species, particularly around the Balleny Islands.
The first uninhabited place will be the Balleny Islands in Antarctica, where the sun will only dip below the horizon for one hour.
The team of international scientists will use underwater acoustic technology to listen for humpback and Antarctic blue whales around the Balleny Islands and in the Ross Sea.