South Georgia and Macquarie
Lecture no. 18 from the course: National Geographic Polar Explorations
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.