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Make an Exhibit for that Island - South Georgia, Edge of Antarctica

A submission based on the fauna of the Subantarctic island South Georgia for MonkeyBat's thread "Make an Exhibit for that Island". Complete species list in the comment section below, description in the thread.

Make an Exhibit for that Island - South Georgia, Edge of Antarctica
KevinB, 16 Dec 2020
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    • KevinB
      South Georgia, Edge of Antarctica

      Seabird aviaries
      Southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus)

      Brown skua, Antarctic skua or Southern great skua (Stercorarius antarcticus)

      Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus)

      South Georgia shag or South Georgia cormorant (Leucocarbo georgianus)

      Antarctic tern (Sterna vittata)

      Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) [Migratory species between Arctic and Antarctic regions]

      Leopard seal pair (Hydrurga leptonyx)
      Two exhibits, Underwater viewing area leopard seals, Holding building (rock building)

      Antarctic fur seal colony (Arctocephalus gazella)
      Large main exhibit and separation exhibit, Holding building in old whaling station structure, First underwater viewing and viewing window within penguin building, second underwater viewing area outside

      Penguin House

      First penguin room
      • King penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus)
      • Macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus)
      • Subantarctic Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua papua)

      Second penguin room
      • Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)
      • Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus)
      Three underwater viewing areas penguins, Underwater viewing area Antarctic fur seals within penguin house

      Filtration and refrigeration room with viewing window

      Snowy sheathbill (Chionis albus)

      Krill and icefish tanks

      Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba)

      South Georgia icefish (Pseudochaenichthys georgianus)

      Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides)

      Longfin icedevil (Aethotaxis mitopteryx)

      Emerald rockcod or Emerald notothen (Trematomus bernacchii)

      Education room
      Topics discussed: Penguin and seal biology, Environmental issues, Antarctic research expeditions, Microscopic life of icy oceans

      Viewing window fur seal exhibit in education room

      Old Whaling Station

      Domestic reindeer paddock (Rangifer tarandus) [Introduced by whalers in 1911, last individuals eradicated in 2017]

      Brown rat cage [Introduced species, now also eradicated]

      South Georgia pintail (Anas georgica georgica)

      South Georgia pipit (Anthus antarcticus)

      Educational display about human history of South Georgia (whaling, sealing, introduction of reindeer and rats)
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    KevinB
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    16 Dec 2020
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