about account add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up back-arrow register-arrow book-mobile book categories chat-bubble-mobile chat-bubble close college contact-us credit-card drag email-square facebook-mobile facebook-square facebook faq film history home load modal-error person pinterest-square play-mobile play queue remove resume search share show star tick trailer trash twitter-mobile twitter-square twitter university warning warning youtube-square open-eye close-eye promo-tag tag check info info active

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.


April 21, 2016