The entry to the harbor required our ship to go through the very narrow
break in the crater wall, which is called "Neptune's Bellows."
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There aren't many animals on Deception Island, though we did see this
flock of about 250 cape petrels as we navigated our way through Neptune's
The main tourist attraction here, is that there is still geothermal
activity in the crater. On parts of the internal beach, there are
places where steam rises up through the sand, warming it up enough that
you can actually go swimming (well, wading at least).
Steam rising up from the water along the black sand beaches.
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