Antarctica's Hannah Point in the South Shetland Islands
Hannah Point is one of the most popular Antarctic tourist sites frequented by cruise ships. The geographical feature is named after the British sealing vessel Hannah wrecked in the vicinity in 1820 while operating in the South Shetlands. Among its inhabitants are the Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins as well as Kelp Gulls. Southern Giant Petrels nest here as well as Blue-Eyed Shags, Skuas, and Snowy Sheathbills. Southern elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals are among the larger life forms observed at the point.
Hannah Point is located on the south coast of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, and forms the east side of the entrance to Walker Bay and the west side of the entrance to South Bay. Surmounted by Ustra Peak to the north, with Liverpool Beach extending between the peak and the tip of Hannah Point. It is an ice-free area of around 122 hectares (300 acres).
The area was visited by early 19th century sealers operating from Johnson's Dock.
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