Adelie Land

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A·dé·lie Coast

also A·dé·lie Land  (ə-dā′lē)
A region of Antarctica near George V Coast, under French sovereignty since 1938.

Adélie Land

(ˈædɪlɪ; French adeli)
(Placename) a part of Antarctica, between Wilkes Land and George V Land: the mainland section of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (claim suspended under the Antarctic Treaty). Also called: Adélie Coast French name: Terre Adélie
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Noun1.Adelie Land - a costal region of Antarctica to the south of Australia; noted for its large colonies of penguins
Antarctic continent, Antarctica - an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep; "Antarctica is twice the size of Australia"
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French scientists, who have been monitoring the colony of about 18,000 breeding penguin pairs on Petrels Island in the Adelie Land region since the 1960s, discovered thousands of deceased chicks and unhatched eggs this year.
Thousands of starved chicks and unhatched eggs were found across the island in the region called Adelie Land ("Terre Adelie").
The expedition resulted in the naming of Adelie Land (even though--incredibly --an American explorer beat him to the discovery by mere days), and a penguin.
Faced with the need to renew their marine resources, the territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF), the Polar Institute Paul Emile, who TAAF have delegated the management of the basics of Adelie Land, and the Navy, encouraged by the Prime Minister, have initiated a partnership to pool their resources.
From there it began a 1500 km V-shaped traverse, with the tip of the V meeting the end of the 1958-59 French Adelie Land Traverse (ALT) inland from the Dumont d'Urville station on the coast, and then continuing eastward into the mountains of northern Victoria Land, all unknown territory.
The rescue mission, alas, can succeed only with the help of friends from neighboring Adelie Land, who conspire to turn "Happy Feet Two" into a wearying parade of foreign accents and showboating vocal turns.