Tag Archives: South Georgia

Historian wants to bring Great War wreck back home

A rusting trawler in South Georgia is thought to be the last surviving boat of its kind to have served in the First World War – and now a historian wants to return it toEngland. The Hull Daily Mail says … Continue reading

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Armageddon for island’s rats: but not on St Helena

Twenty five men and women are spending months camping out on ice-covered South Georgia on what’s been called “the world’s biggest rat cull”. It is being led by zoologist Anthony Martin, dubbed the Pied Piper, who hopes to poison millions of … Continue reading

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Scientists probe Ascension Island’s underwater mysteries

A diving expedition has yielded hundreds of pictures of Ascension Island as few people ever see it – as well as species not found there before. They show an underwater spectacle that contrasts sharply with the island’s harsh volcanic shores. Some of … Continue reading

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St Helena cruise passengers stranded in the cold

A tourist ship that was meant to be headed for St Helena and her sister islands is stranded instead at South Georgia, waiting for rescue. Another vessel has left Ushuaia in Argentina to take off the 73 passengers and some of … Continue reading

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South Georgia marine reserve: a ‘land grab’ in the ocean?

The creation of a vast marine reserve around South Georgia could be seen as a way of grabbing territory for the UK, a political analyst has warned. “Given that Argentina claims sovereignty over the newly protected areas,” says Dr James … Continue reading

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UK protects ocean for fish and albatross

A million square kilometres of ocean have been given new protection around the British territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It will safeguard one of the most important fish-spawning grounds in the Southern Ocean – home to … Continue reading

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HMS Montrose continues islands tour

HMS Montrose is nearing the end of a six-month deployment to  all the British overseas territories in the South Atlantic, following a season of anti-piracy action in the Indian Ocean. Navy News has an impressive picture of the type-23 frigate … Continue reading

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Military defending ‘all South Atlantic territories’

It’s not only the Falkland Islands that are being protected by the military presence in the South Atlantic, according to the man in charge at Mount Pleasant base. ‘My mission is to deter any military aggression to these islands or … Continue reading

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