Mawson wildlife

Emperor with chick on its feet
Emperor with chick on its feet at Auster Rookery (Photo P Crane)
Snow petrel in flightBaby Weddell sealLeopard seal on ice

The Mawson region is one of the richest areas for seabirds in the Australian Antarctic Territory, and supports breeding colonies of emperor and Adelie penguins, snow petrels, Antarctic petrels (the largest colony in Antarctica with 158,000 breeding pairs), Wilson's storm petrels, cape petrels, southern giant petrels, Antarctic fulmars and skuas.

See the following links for more information on each species:

See also:

This page was last updated on 22 August 2006.