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Aitcho Island, Antarctica

January 2005

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With its easy access beaches, Aitcho Island (so named because it was first explored by members of the UK Hydrographic Office - HO) has become a favourite rookery site for gentoo and chinstrap penguins, along with nesting giant petrels and skuas.

Aitcho is itself part of the South Shetland Islands, a string of islands divided from the Antarctic Peninsula by the cold waters of the Bransfield Strait. Originally they were adminstered by the UK but are now covered by the Antarctica Treaty.

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