Location: Latitude 67°34' S, Longitude 68°08' W, Rothera Point, Adelaide Island.
History: Built in 1975 on Adelaide Island, Rothera occupies a small rocky peninsula. A 3000' (900m) crushed rock airstrip and hangar were added in 1990-91, making Rothera a peninsula region logistics center for British Antarctic Survey Operations.
Information: Rothera can accommodate 124 people and boasts one of the few aquariums in the Antarctic. The Bonner laboratory complex, completed in 1997, includes a recompression chamber, a wet lab and a terrestrial biology lab. A large new sleeping quarters building , which can house 88 people, is being constructed and should be completed by 2002.
Science: Biology, geoscience, glaciology, atmospheric sciences. Main air facility for fieldwork, depot laying and links to South America and the Falkland Islands.
Wildlife: Royal Penguins, King Penguins, Gentoo Penguins, Rockhopper Penguins, Elephant Seals, Fur Seals, Albatross, Misc. Flight Birds
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