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Scientists Mobilize to Eradicate Island Rats

Chris Merkord

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South Georgia and its penguins (Photo Wiki, Sascha Grabow)
For our Geo Quiz — we’re searching for an island in the South Atlantic Ocean. It’s here: 54° 15′ 0″ S, 36° 45′ 0″ W

The island’s snow covered peaks, glacial ice, and blue green bays are spectacular. But it’s so remote that no one lives there year round, nobody human anyway.

The rugged, mountainous island in the South Atlantic Ocean is South Georgia island.

Tony Martin is an expert in animal conservation from the University of Dundee in Scotland. He’s headed soon to South Georgia to mobilize one of the largest rat eradication projects ever undertaken.

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