Welcome to Possession Islands


Ross landed two days later on Possession Island and claimed it for Queen Victoria. An engraving of the event shows penguins even on the island's highest ridge. (The thousands of Adélies that nest on both islands still climb to the top of Possession’s small hill.)

In 1895 Carsten Borchgrevink found a lichen here, the first plant discovered in Antarctica.

In February 1995, a small modern wreck of unknown origin was discovered on Possession Island's western side – the circumstances remain a mystery.


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