Peterson Island

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This week at Casey: 4 November 2011

Peterson Island (66°28′S 110°30′E / 66.467°S 110.5°E) is located west of Casey Station and is one of the most scenic spots to visit in the Windmill Islands. The Island is 3.2 km long with two inlets indenting the north side, lying immediately west of Browning Peninsula.

Peterson Island was named after Lt. Mendel L. Peterson, US Navy, who was a supply officer with Operation Windmill. Operation Windmill established astronomical control stations in the area in January 1948. The island is a breeding area for snow petrel, cape petrel, south polar skua and the southern elephant seal.

Looking East on Peterson Island
Looking East on Peterson Island
(Photo: Colin Heap)
Looking West on Peterson Island
Looking West on Peterson Island
(Photo: Colin Heap)
Looking South from Peterson Island
Looking South from Peterson Island
(Photo: Colin Heap)
Sunset over a frozen lake
Sunset over a frozen lake
(Photo: Colin Heap)
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This page was last modified on 4 November 2011.