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The Drygalski ice tongue is located on the Scott Coast, in the northern McMurdo Sound of Antarctica's Ross Dependency, 150 miles (240 kilometres) north of Ross Island. It is a 30- mile extension of the David Glacier, reaching the Ross Sea from a valley in the Prince Albert Mountains of Victoria Land. The ice tongue was discovered in 1902 by Robert Falcon Scott and is thought to be at least 4000 years old.
With a backdrop of high volcanic cliffs, the landing site at Franklin Island is truly spectacular - there are fascinating rock formations that resulted from ancient volcanic activity. The island is also home to some 55,000 pairs of Adelie Penguins and a sizeable population of breeding skuas.
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