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This Island Has the Highest Density of Wildlife on Earth

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This Island Has the Highest Density of Wildlife on Earth

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South Georgia Island, made famous by the exploits of Sir Ernest Shackleton, has the greatest density of wildlife in the world. Among its residents, fur seals, gentoo penguins and the massive southern elephant seals.

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Few places on Earth remain largely untouched and uninhabited by humans, but such spots exist in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a vast chain of volcanic mountains that have surfaced as tiny, isolated islands thousands of miles from any mainland. These worlds serve as both playgrounds and sanctuaries, where some species struggle and others thrive. Discover the secrets of these little-known oases as we explore eight islands, from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

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