Goudier Island is a small low-lying rocky island. At the beginning of the season, fast ice is likely to surround much of it. Snow cover melts back during the summer. --- Fauna: Confirmed breeders: Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) and Snowy sheathbills (Chionis alba). Dominican gulls (Larus dominicanus) and Subantarctic skuas (Catharacta skua) nest on the nearby Bills Island. Crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophagus) also breed locally in Port Lockroy. Regularly haul out: Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddelli).
Landing Requirements: Ships: carrying 500 or fewer passengers (however, note visitor restrictions below). One ship at a time. Maximum 3 ships per day (midnight to midnight). --- Visitors: No more than 60 visitors to the island at any time, exclusive of expedition guides and leaders. No more than 350 visitors per day. 1 guide to 20 visitors. Base A and the associated artifacts on the island are owned and managed by the United Kingdom. Visits to the base may only take place with the prior agreement of the Base Leader. No more than 35 visitors are allowed inside the base at any one time. Please respect the privacy of the occupants of the Base and do not land visitors ashore between 18:00hrs and 07:00hrs (local time), without express agreement from the Base Leader. Where practicable, Expedition Leaders are requested to invite at least one member of the Port Lockroy staff to come aboard the vessel to brief passengers and staff prior to any visit taking place --- Rod Downie, Environmental Manager, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK