Stinker Point

Stinker Point is a headland 7 km (4.3 mi) south of Table Bay on the west coast of Elephant Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It was mapped by the UK Joint Services Expedition to Elephant Island, 1970–71, and named after the Southern Giant Petrels which breed there, "stinker" being an old sailors' name for the bird.

Important Bird Area

The point is part of the Point Wordie Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance as a breeding site for seabirds, especially Chinstrap Penguins.[1]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Stinker Point" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

(Coordinates: 61°13′S 55°23′W / 61.217°S 55.383°W / -61.217; -55.383)

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