Berthelot Islands

The Berthelot Islands are a group of rocky islands, the largest 2 km (1 mi) long, lying 3 km (2 mi) south-west of Deliverance Point, off the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. They were discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and named by him for Marcellin Berthelot, a prominent French chemist.[1] One of the group, Green Island, is protected as Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.108 because of its relatively luxuriant vegetation and large Antarctic shag colony.[2]

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  1. ^ "Berthelot Islands". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-06-13.
  2. ^ "Green Island. Berthelot Islands, Antarctic Peninsula" (PDF). Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 108: Measure 1. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2002. Retrieved 2013-09-09.

  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Berthelot Islands" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Coordinates: 65°20′S 64°9′W / 65.333°S 64.150°W / -65.333; -64.150