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This uninhabited, volcanic, Antarctic island is almost entirely covered by glaciers and is the most remote island on Earth, making it difficult to approach. It was discovered in 1739 by the French naval officer after whom the island was named. No claim was made until 1825, when the British flag was raised. In 1928, the UK waived its claim in favor of Norway, which had occupied the island the previous year. In 1971, Norway designated Bouvet Island and the adjacent territorial waters a nature reserve. Since 1977, Norway has run an automated meteorological station and studied foraging strategies and distribution of fur seals and penguins on the island.


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Bouvet Island [ Norway ] (Norway):


GPS points from Bouvet Island [ Norway ] (Norway)

Randibreen Bouvetoya (general)

Norvegiabaen Bouvetoya (general)

Cape Norvegia Bouvetoya (general)

Seal Point Bouvetoya (general)

Horntvedt Glacier Bouvetoya (general)

Norvegiaodden Bouvetoya (general)

Gross Kari Bouvetoya (general)

Cape Meteor Bouvetoya (general)




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