Earlier this year, geologists on the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) ship “RRS James Clark Ross” completed a project to map the sea floor around the volcanic South Sandwich Islands using multi-beam sonar. This completes a project started three years ago, reports the latest edition of the South Georgia newsletter. Read full article
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volcanoes??? ups.. some smarty told me that those islands come sailing from africa...he lied me??Aug 17th, 2010 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Ignore it, Billy. It's of no interest to you. Geological movement is for intelligent people. Anyway, the area is British. Remember?Aug 17th, 2010 - 08:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Not part of South America, not part of anywhere!Aug 18th, 2010 - 12:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Not that I've ever heard ANY coherent argument for Argentina's claim to either these islands or South Georgia.
Not that their claim to the Falklands is much more coherent :-)
2: That made me chuckle, haha.Aug 19th, 2010 - 12:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Now I think about it, I have never heard the basis for Argentina's claim to South Georgia/ South Sandwich Islands AT ALL......Aug 19th, 2010 - 01:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Anyone know what it is ???
@5 as usual Argentina's 'claim' holds no water and is based on something as silly as an Argie had an away day there once - well it might as well have been.Aug 19th, 2010 - 09:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Hoytred, they had a whailing company there some 300 years after we claimed the islands, which opperated under british licence, and when argentinian licences were no longer allowed, he became a UK citizen to carry on with the business.Aug 19th, 2010 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Thanks Zethe .... and that amounts to a claim does it? Operating firstly under licence, and then as a citizen ... amazing :-)Aug 20th, 2010 - 06:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0