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

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

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Uploaded 05 Dec 2011 by Peter Prokosch
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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