Crozet Islands, Sub Antarctic Islands

The Crozet islands are a sub-antarctic archipelago of small islands in the southern Indian Ocean. They form one of the five administrative districts of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. There are six islands in the Crozet group, all are uninhabited except for the Port Alfred research station on the east side of Possession island.

The Crozet islands are home to four species of penguins, fur seals and Southern Elephant Seals. Killer whales have also been observed preying upon the seals. Sea birds include Black-faced Sheathbills, petrels, and albatross, including the Wandering Albatross.

Things to see and do

* Penguin Colonies
* Sea lions& harbour seals
* Seabirds
* Whale watching

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 352 km² approx
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The only port here is Port Alfred, located on the eastern side of Possession island.

Transport Links – There are no harbors in these islands. The Marion Dufresne, an oceanographic ship, travels four times a year from Reunion to these isles.

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