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Captain Pieter J. Lenie Base

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Country  United States
Population (2014)  Summer: 6 Winter: 0
Elevation  10 m
Region  South Shetland Islands
Time zone  EST (UTC-3)
Named for  Lenie Passage
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Location  Admirality Bay, King George Island
Founded  January 1, 1985 (1985-01-01)
Government body  United States Antarctic Program

The Captain Pieter J. Lenie Base is an Antarctic summer base operated by the United States located at Copacabana Beach, Admiralty Bay (King George Island). About two kilometers Northwest of this base is the Polish research station Arctowski . The station, nicknamed Copacabana consists of three small buildings at the foot of Rescuers Hills, near Llano Point.

Located at a longitude of 62 ° 10 ' south and at a latitude of 58 ° 28 'west, at specially protected areas No. 128, the base has been operating since 1985. Named in honor of the captain of the American Antarctic research ship RV Hero, Captain Pieter J. Lenie The RV Hero was the main vessel of the American research program in Antarctica between 1968 and 1985. The researchers are doing penguin population monitoring.


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