Photo of the Week – Ingo K. Heidbrink

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Photo: Prof. Dr. Ingo Heidbrink (December 2012)

The remains of the Norwegian whaling station ‘Hector Whaling Company’ and the British Research Station ‘Deception Island – Base B’ at Whalers Bay on Deception Island were destroyed by volcanic eruptions in 1967 and 1969. Today they serve as a monument for the whaling history of Antarctica as well as for the exposure of all human activities to natural hazards in high latitudes.

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