As cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered by
inflatable zodiac boats.
The present Argentine Base (Esperanza) was established in 1952. It has an extensive military presence by Argentine Army and includes a "colony" with families. The base installations have displaced part of a penguin rookery. The first birth of any human being in Antarctica occurred here in 1978, when Emilio Palma was born to the wife of an Argentine naval officer.
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