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Cape Sterneck is a large, black cliff that projects from the western end of the Chavdar Peninsula. Situated on the north side of the entrance to Hughes Bay and the west side of the entrance to Curtiss Bay, Cape Sterneck separates Davis Coast to...

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Cape Renard, which lies on the south side of the entrance to Flandres Bay, is known for its distinctive rock outcroppings known as Una Peaks. The cape was discovered in 1898 by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Adrien de Gerlache and was...

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While the Aguirre Passage was first navigated by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897–1899, in recent years this part of Antarctica is more associated with Chilean research missions. In the 1950s, the Chilean Antarctic Expeditions...

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Lemaire Channel is one of the most visited parts of the Danco Coast, and all of Antarctica for that matter. The narrow channel is 1.6 kilometers wide and 11 kilometers long (one mile wide by seven long) and is surrounded by sheer cliffs and often...

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Three different species of seals can be spotted along the Danco Coast: Weddell seals, Antarctic fur seals and leopard seals (also known as sea leopards). One look at the leopard seal, with its spotted coat, and the inspiration for its name becomes...