Crozet Islands

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Crozet Islands

 

a group of rocky volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean (46°S lat. and 50°–52°E long.), located on the underwater Crozet Plateau. The Crozet Islands belong to France. Area, more than 300 sq km. The largest island is He de la Possession (area, approximately 150 sq km). The islands are composed primarily of basalts; elevation reaches 954 m (He de la Possession). The Crozets were discovered in 1772 by the French expedition of N. Marion Dufresne and were named after an officer on one of the ships. The French founded Port Alfred scientific station on He de la Possession in 1962 to make systematic meteorological and geophysical observations.

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As to the workload of the forty-sixth session, nine subcommissions will continue to actively consider submissions made by: the Russian Federation in respect of the Arctic Ocean (partial revised submission); Brazil in respect of the Brazilian Southern Region (partial revised submission); France and South Africa jointly in respect of the area of the Crozet Archipelago and the Prince Edward Islands; Kenya; Nigeria; France in respect of La Runion Island and Saint-Paul and Amsterdam Islands; Cte d'Ivoire; Sri Lanka; and Portugal.
Dr Karine Delord of the French National Centre for Scientific Research and her colleagues Dr Yohan Charbonnier and Dr Jean-Baptiste Thiebot were studying the conservation of penguins, sooty albatrosses and giant petrels around Possession Island, one of five small islands that make up the Crozet archipelago in the southern Indian Ocean.
Most king penguins live on the Crozet Archipelago, a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, about 1,000 miles north of Antarctica.
Scientists from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Strasbourg, France, have been studying king penguins on the Crozet Archipelago for a decade.
Since 1999, implanted ID tags like those for dogs have let researchers monitor bird family life on the Crozet Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, Warmer water means less food.
Between January and March 1993, 43 King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) breeding in the "Grande Manchotiere" colony on the east coast of Possession Island (46 [degrees] 25[minutes] S, 51 [degrees] 45[minutes] E), Crozet Archipelago, were equipped with Multiple-Channel Recorders (MCR) and/or Stomach Temperature Archival Units (STAU).
6] breeding King Penguins in the Crozet Archipelago (Guinet et al.
As to the programme of work for the forty-fifth session, nine subcommissions will continue to actively consider submissions made by: the Russian Federation in respect of the Arctic Ocean (partial revised submission); Brazil in respect of the Brazilian Southern Region (partial revised submission); France and South Africa jointly in respect of the area of the Crozet Archipelago and the Prince Edward Island; Kenya; Nigeria; France in respect of La Runion Island and Saint-Paul and Amsterdam Islands; Cte dIvoire; Sri Lanka and Portugal.
These were the subcommissions established for consideration of the submissions made by the Russian Federation in respect of the Arctic Ocean; Brazil in respect of the Brazilian Southern Region (partial revised submission); Norway in respect of Bouvetoya and Dronning Maud Land; South Africa in respect of the mainland of the territory of the Republic of South Africa; the Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, jointly, concerning the Ontong Java Plateau; France and South Africa, jointly, in the area of the Crozet Archipelago and the Prince Edward Islands; Kenya; Mauritius in the region of Rodrigues Island; Nigeria; and Seychelles.
There are currently 10 subcommissions actively considering the submissions, namely those made by: the Russian Federation, in respect of the Arctic Ocean (partial revised submission); Brazil, in respect of the Brazilian Southern Region (partial revised submission); Norway, in respect of Bouvetya and Dronning Maud Land; South Africa in respect of the mainland of the territory of the Republic of South Africa; the joint submission made by Micronesia (Federated States of), Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, in respect of the Ontong Java Plateau; France and South Africa, in respect of the area of the Crozet Archipelago and the Prince Edward Islands; Kenya; Mauritius, in respect of the region of Rodrigues Island; Nigeria; and Seychelles, in respect of the Northern Plateau Region.
These were the subcommissions established for consideration of the submissions made by Brazil in respect of the Brazilian Southern Region (partial revised submission); Norway in respect of Bouvetya and Dronning Maud Land; South Africa in respect of the mainland of the territory of South Africa; the Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, jointly, concerning the Ontong Java Plateau; France and South Africa, jointly, in the area of the Crozet Archipelago and the Prince Edward Islands; Kenya; Mauritius in the region of Rodrigues Island; and Nigeria.
It is formed by (i) the Crozet Archipelago, (ii) the Kerguelen Islands, (iii) the Saint-Paul and Amsterdam Islands, (iv) and Terre Adlie (v) Scattered Islands (Glorieuses, Juan de Nova, Europa and Bassas da India in the Mozambique channel and Tromelin North of Reunion).