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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Egg

Image
Accession no.: Z: 424/4
Object name: Egg
Title: Egg
Description: An Antarctic tern egg, collected on Deception Island in 1947.
Classified name:
SPRI theme natural history
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > South Shetland Islands > Deception Island
UDC 591.465.1 : 598.422.2
Geographic UDC (*726.18)
Getty AAT eggs
Field collection:
Date 1947
Place Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > South Shetland Islands > Deception Island
Number of items: 1
Full description:

An Antarctic Tern egg. The egg is grey-brown with dark brown mottling; the mottling is very dense at the blunt pole (the round end). The drilled hole is 2.5mm in diameter. There are no markings on the egg itself; but an accompanying paper label reads 'Antarctic Tern // Deception Island // 1947'.

Dimensions:
  • Length: 50mm, circumference: 103mm