Bellingshausen Plain

Bellingshausen Plain (64°0′S 90°0′W / 64.000°S 90.000°W / -64.000; -90.000Coordinates: 64°0′S 90°0′W / 64.000°S 90.000°W / -64.000; -90.000), also known as Bellinghausen Abyssal Plain, is an undersea plain parallel to the continental rise in the Bellingshausen Sea, named for Admiral Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, commander of the Russian Antarctic Expedition (1818–1821). The name was approved by the Advisory Committee for Undersea Features in April, 1974.

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  •   This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Bellingshausen Plain". (content from the Geographic Names Information System)