Cool Circumnavigation Around Isla de los Leones Marinos

Cool Circumnavigation Around Isla de los Leones Marinos

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Sea Lion Island (Spanish: Isla de los Leones Marinos) is the largest of the Sea Lion Island Group and the southernmost island in the Falklands archipelago. It is 9 square kilometers (3 square miles) in area and a breeding territory for the huge southern elephant seals.

At 7.8 km (4.8 miles) long and 2.3 km (1.4 miles) wide with 30-meter cliffs and sandy bays, it would be a cool island to attempt a circumnavigation swim if given permission.

The Falkland Islands Development Corporation owns the island in the Atlantic Ocean with ecotourism its only economic activity. In 1986, the Corporation built the Sea Lion Lodge that is used by tourists and scientific researchers.

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