Location:On the Petrels island, 3 km from the continent 66°40’S ; 140°00’E
Information: The station allows only 30-40 people to come ashore at one time. Ice and strong katabatic winds often prevent landings, either by Zodiac or by helicopter. The station can accommodate 30 winter-overs and 120 during the summer.
History: France’s Dumont d’Urville is named for French explorerJules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont d’Urville. It was built in 1956 to replace Port Martin station, which burned down on the night of January 24, 1952, without injury to anyone.
Wildlife: Major Emperor and Adelie rookeries in the area.