Low Island (South Shetland Islands)

Low Island or Isla Baja, historical names Jameson Island or Jamesons Island is an island 9 miles (14 km) long and 5 miles (8 km) wide, 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Smith Island, in the South Shetland Islands. [1]The island is located at 63°17′S 62°09′W / 63.283°S 62.150°W / -63.283; -62.150 and is separated from Smith Island by Osmar Strait. Low Island was so named because of its low elevation.[1] Low Island was known to sealers in 1820, and the name Low Island has been established in international usage for 100 years.

Low Island
Location of Low Island in the South Shetland Islands
Low Island is located in South Shetland Islands
Low Island
Low Island
Location in the South Shetland Islands
Low Island is located in Antarctica
Low Island
Low Island
Location in Antarctica
Coordinates63°17′S 62°09′W / 63.283°S 62.150°W / -63.283; -62.150Coordinates: 63°17′S 62°09′W / 63.283°S 62.150°W / -63.283; -62.150
ArchipelagoSouth Shetland Islands
Length9 mi (14 km)
Width5 mi (8 km)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Chinstrap Penguins breed at Cape Garry on Low island resulting in 2nd largest Chinstrap Penguin colony on the island, over at 100,000 pairs. [2]

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  1. ^ a b "Latitude and longitude of Low Island (South Shetland Islands) In Antarctica". Latitude. 16 March 2021. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ "Cape Garry, Low Island". BirdLife International. 16 March 2021. Retrieved 16 March 2021.

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