Palmer Archipelago


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Palmer Archipelago

Formerly Antarctic Archipelago.
An island group of Antarctica off the northwest coast of Graham Land. The islands are part of the British Antarctic Territory but are also claimed by Chile and Argentina.

Palmer Archipelago

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(Placename) a group of islands between South America and Antarctica: part of the British Antarctic Territory, formerly the British colony of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies. (Claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty). Former name: Antarctic Archipelago
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Measurements taken last year by Chilean scientists on Doumer Island in Antarctica's Palmer Archipelago showed water temperature had risen to 2.5 degrees Celsius (36.5 degrees Fahrenheit), up from its normal range of between 0 and 1.5 degrees.
Port Lockroy is a natural harbour on the north-western shore of Wiencke Island in Palmer Archipelago in front of Antarctic Peninsula.