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South Georgia and Macquarie

Lecture no. 18 from the course: National Geographic Polar Explorations

South Georgia and Macquarie

Taught by Professor Michael E. Wysession and 4 others | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses

Among the least inhabited places on Earth, the sub-Antarctic islands feature a spectacular array of wildlife despite a history of wanton exploitation beginning in the 18th century. Learn how seal, whale, and penguin populations were devastated on and around two of the sub-Antarctic’s most significant islands—South Georgia and Macquarie—and how each population has largely recovered.

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