Shag Rocks
Location: 55°33'S : 42°02'W These six isolated rocks, and outlying Black Rock, are approximately 250 km west of the island of South Georgia. They are sedimentary in origin and cover an area of 0.2 km² with the highest elevation being 71 m. These unglacierized rocks were probably sighted in 1762 and 1794, however the first confirmed sighting did not come until 1819. The uninhabited rocks were first landed upon in 1956. The rocks are claimed as British territory, being part of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Not to be outdone, they are also claimed by Argentina as part of the Islas del Atlántico Sur. This category contains Internet sites that are about or located on Shag Rocks.
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