Darwin Island (Antarctica)

Darwin Island is the largest of the Danger Islands, lying 20 kilometres (11 nmi) east-southeast of the eastern tip of Joinville Island, off the northeast end of the Antarctic Peninsula. It was discovered in 1842 by a British expedition under James Clark Ross, and named by him for Charles Darwin, the noted naturalist.[1]

Darwin Island
Darwin Island is located in Antarctica
Darwin Island
Darwin Island
Location in Antarctica
Coordinates63°26′S 54°46′W / 63.433°S 54.767°W / -63.433; -54.767Coordinates: 63°26′S 54°46′W / 63.433°S 54.767°W / -63.433; -54.767
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

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  1. ^ "Darwin Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-12-23.

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