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ASPA 106: Cape Hallett, Northern Victoria Land, Ross Sea
 
Proponent: United States
Location: 72°19'S  170°16'E
Approx. Area: 0.53 km2
Summary: Cape Hallett is located at the southern end of Moubray Bay, Northern Victoria Land, in the western Ross Sea. The Area contains a variety of habitats with plant communities that are the most extensive and representative examples known at the northern end of the latitudinal gradient of Victoria Land and the Ross Sea. South Polar skuas and a large Adélie penguin colony also nest on the site. The history of human impact on the colony make this site unique and ideal for scientific study of impacts on, and recovery of, the colony following substantial ecosystem disturbance. The Area also possesses outstanding aesthetic values with its combination of prolific biological resources. The history of human activity at the former station is also of interest to visitors.
Designation: Rec IV-7
Last Review: 2015
Current Plan: M 6 (2015)
Next Review: Due for review: 2020
Annex V format adoption: 2002
Modification / Review summary: Designated SPA 7 in Rec.IV-7 (1966). The boundaries of the site were redefined in Rec. XIII-13 (1985). The site was re-designated ASPA 106 in Decision 1 (2002). The current Management Plan was adopted in Measure 1 (2002). A revised Management Plan was adopted in Measure 5 (2010). The current Management Plan was adopted in Measure 6 (2015).
Primary reason for designation: C - areas with important or unusual assemblages of species, including major colonies of breeding native birds or mammals;
Main Environmental Domain represented: U - North Victoria Land geologic (also includes Executive Committee Range, Prince Charles & Jones mountains)

 

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