Location:Davis is the most southerly Australian Antarctic Station and is situated 2,250 nautical miles south-south-west of Perth, at 68 ° 35' South, 77 ° 58' East, on the Ingrid Christensen Coast of Princess Elizabeth Land. Davis is a key location in the network of Australian Antarctic research stations and supports the largest population of scientists during the summer season.
History:Davis station opened in January 1957. Located on the edge of the Vestfold Hills, Davis is named for Captain John King Davis (1884-1967), master of ships used on expeditions led by Shackleton and Mawson. During its first years, Davis accommodated very small wintering parties, in some cases just 4-5 men stayed through the long polar night.
Science:Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, Geosciences, Glaciology, Human Impacts, Medical
Wildlife:Elephant Seals, Weddell Seals, Adelie Penguins Emperor Penguins, Snow Petrel, Giant Petrel
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