Point of Interest

Detaille Island Base W

Antarctica / Americas

Detaille Island, Base W, was established in 1956 as a British science base primarily for survey, geology and meteorology and to contribute to the science programmes of the International Geophysical Year in 1957. Located in the Lallemand Fjord, off the Loubet Coast this small island (66°52’S, 66°38’W) south of the Antarctic Circle is in an area most commonly referred to as Crystal Sound.

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