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Arrowsmith Peninsula

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on an area which honours a number of prominent glaciologists – Arrowsmith Peninsula. John F Nye (1923-2019) was a prominent figure in the field of glaciology. He was the first to apply plasticity to understand glacier…

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Chinstrap Penguin Coin – 2019

The second coin in the five-part Penguin 50p series has been released by Pobjoy Mint, and features the Chinstrap penguin. You can get your hands on the coin direct from Pobjoy Mint while stocks last or from all good coin stockists. About Chinstraps are so called due to the band of dark feathers under the chin which…

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Adélie Penguin Coin – 2019

Hot off the mint is the new 50p coin featuring the classically comical Adélie Penguin. This is the first in a set of five coins to be released by Pobjoy Mint this year. Where can I buy it I hear you cry!  New releases such as this delightful coin and others can be purchased from…

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Two hundred years since the discovery of the South Shetland Islands

In the early 1800s the possibility that there might be a great southern continent had fascinated explorers and seafarers for centuries. The celebrated British explorer James Cook had nearly discovered Antarctica during his 1772-75 expedition. He sailed as far south as 71°10´ S, in one of the few places in the Southern Ocean where land…

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Gazette #52 Published

The latest edition of the British Antarctic Territory Gazette was published today, 19 February 2019. This covers the period November 2018 to January 2019. This is an important record of all BAT legislation, orders, appointments. Read the latest Gazette in full

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English Coast

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on the English Coast. The International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration project ship relief will take place during the new year with equipment and fuel being offloaded at the English Coast. This area was first mapped on the…

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Furse Peninsula

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on Furse Peninsula. Where? Furse Peninsula (61°28’59”S, 55°27’58”W) is connected to the rest of Gibbs Island (South Shetland Islands) by The Spit, a 2m high beach sometimes awash in heavy seas. Meaning It is named after…

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Gazette #51 Published

The latest edition of the British Antarctic Territory Gazette was published today, 21 November 2018. This covers the period November 2017 to October 2018. This is an important record of all BAT legislation, orders, appointments. Read the latest Gazette in full

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2018 Stamp Set: Landscapes

The vistas in Antarctica are some of the most stunning landscapes humans have set eyes on. The wild, dramatic skylines have been inspiring art, science and exploration for the last two hundred years and many parts still remain mysterious and untouched. The untamed natural environment and unique light quality create an almost dream-like impact that…

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2018 Definitive Stamp Set – Penguins and Chicks

Find out where to buy our stamps Penguins are the most common birds living in the Antarctic.  Living in colonies with populations larger than some cities, and surviving in the harshest conditions. Antarctic penguins have a striking black and white coat. All have similar body form and structure, but they vary greatly in size. The distinctive colours…

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