Steeple Jason, Falklands/Malvinas

Steeple Jason harbours what is, by a long way, the largest albatross colony in the Southern Ocean. Around 200,000 pairs of black-browed albatrosses nest there, plus tens of thousands of penguins and several petrel species, including giant petrels.
The island is located at the northwest corner of the Falklands/Malvinas. It is uninhabited and belongs to the Wildlife Conservation Society. There is a small research station that is used only a few weeks per year.
Since December 2009, our research group has been doing some GPS tracking of albatrosses nesting on Steeple Jason. The resulting data is extremely important, given that more than half of the black-browed albatross population of the Falklands/Malvinas nests here and on nearby Grand Jason.