|South Georgia acts as a sub-Antarctic oasis for wildlife, a haven on the edge of the inhospitable waters of the Antarctic. The island is placed close to the Antarctic convergence, where the warmer Northern waters and cold Antarctic tides collide, creating a bounty of Antarctic krill for the island’s mammals to feed on.Despite South Georgia’s remoteness and the richness of life in its surrounding waters, the island’s wildlife has had to deal with many threats, many of which were and are man-made.
Fur seals have recovered from near extinction.
Elephant Seals are found in large numbers during the breeding season.
Toothfish fishing around the island is carefully regulated and researched.
Krill are small shrimps that form the basis for much of the food chain around South Georgia.