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Pendulum Cove

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Pendulum Cove

Pendulum Cove is a cove at the north-east side of Port Foster, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The name of the cove derives from the pendulum and magnetic observations made there by the British expedition under Henry Foster in 1829.

The Chilean Base Pedro Aguirre Cerda in Pendulum Cove opened in February 1955. It was destroyed by volcanic eruptions in 1967 and 1969. The ruins of the station has since 2001 been a designated historic site in Antarctica.

Antarctic Specially Protected Area

The cove forms part of an Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA 140), comprising several separate sites on Deception Island, and designated as such primarily for its botanic and ecological values.[1]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Pendulum Cove" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Coordinates: 62°56′S 60°36′W / 62.933°S 60.600°W / -62.933; -60.600

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