30 May '11, 5pm

Remote Antarctic island is 'richer in biodiversity than the Galapagos'

Remote Antarctic island is 'richer in biodiversity than the Galapagos'

Though South Georgia has long been recognized as a hot spot for marine mammals and seabirds, researchers have only recently delved deeper into the waters surrounding the island, which is where most of its vast biological wealth resides. A recent analysis of records produced over the last 130 years of exploration has revealed at least 1,445 different species in South Georgia's waters. And more recent expeditions have pulled up so many examples of new sealife that they have yet to be properly counted and identified.

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