Prion Island, north-northeast of Luck Point lies in the Bay of Isles, South Georgia, and measures 2.4km in length. It's often visited after Right Whale Bay, a popular place due to its sheltered nature and beached formed by volcanic ashes, home to fur seals, elephant seals, and king penguins.
Prion island has been designated as a Specially Protected Area by the South Georgia Government, due to its rat-free status and given that it is one of the top breeding places of the stunning Wandering Albatross, known for its incredible wingspan of up to 3.5 meters. The island was charted in 1912-13 by Robert Cushman Murphy, an American naturalist aboard the brig Daisy, and named because he observed prions on the island.
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Trips that visit Prion Island
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- 19 - 22 Days
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