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Deception Island, Antarctica

January 2005

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Deception Island, another in the chain of South Shetland Islands,is so named because from nearly all sides it appears to be inhospitable.But this is deceptive, as through the aptly named Neptune's Bellows, entrancecan be gained to a large circular sheltered bay, a flooded volcanic caldera formed millenia ago by a huge eruption.

The island was often used by 19th century whalers as it allowed for one ofthe few sheltered anchorages in the whole South Shetlands, and remnants remain of their boats and sheds.

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