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Uploaded on Monday 05 Dec 2011 by Peter Prokosch

Swimming in Front of the Remains of former Whaling Station, Deception Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

Year: 2011 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Tourist ships regularly visit Whalers Bay/Deception Island, where tourists can study the remains and history of Antarctic whaling. The station of the Norwegian Hektor Company was active here 1911-1931. Today tourists at this Polar site can take a swim in a warm "swimming pool" heated to comfortable temperature by underground volcanic activity.
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