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South Sandwich Islands are the emergent tips of huge volcanoes, according to BAS

Tuesday, August 17th 2010 - 19:27 UTC
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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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  • Billy Hayes

    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
  • harrier61

    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
  • Hoytred

    Not part of South America, not part of anywhere!

    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 :-)

    Aug 18th, 2010 - 12:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    2: That made me chuckle, haha.

    Aug 19th, 2010 - 12:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hoytred

    Now I think about it, I have never heard the basis for Argentina's claim to South Georgia/ South Sandwich Islands AT ALL......

    Anyone know what it is ???

    Aug 19th, 2010 - 01:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Christopher UK

    @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
  • zethe

    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
  • Hoytred

    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

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