Cape Flying Fish

Cape Flying Fish (72°3′S 102°20′W / 72.050°S 102.333°W / -72.050; -102.333Coordinates: 72°3′S 102°20′W / 72.050°S 102.333°W / -72.050; -102.333, also known as Cape Dart[1]) is an ice-covered cape which forms the western extremity of Thurston Island. It was discovered by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd and members of the US Antarctic Service in a flight from the Bear in February 1940. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for the United States Exploring Expedition ship Flying Fish, commanded by Lieutenant William M. Walker, U.S. Navy, which reached a point within 125 miles of this cape; the ship's position on the morning of March 23, 1839 was 70°0′S 100°16′W / 70.000°S 100.267°W / -70.000; -100.267.[2]

Map of Thurston Island.
Satellite image of Thurston Island.

Cape Flying Fish separates the Amundsen Sea in the west from the Bellingshausen Sea in the east. It constitutes the eastern boundary of the Walgreen Coast, and the western boundary of the Eights Coast.[3]



  1. ^ Stewart, John (1990). Antarctica: an encyclopedia. McFarland. ISBN 9780899505978.
  2. ^ "Flying Fish, Cape". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  3. ^ Sailing Directions for Antarctica: Includes Islands South of Latitude 60.̊. Defense Mapping Agency, Hydrographic Center. 1976.

  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Flying Fish, Cape". (content from the Geographic Names Information System)