Bandy Island

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Bandy Island
Bandy Island is located in Antarctica
Bandy Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 75°4′S 137°49′W / 75.067°S 137.817°W / -75.067; -137.817Coordinates: 75°4′S 137°49′W / 75.067°S 137.817°W / -75.067; -137.817
Country
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Bandy Island (75°4′S 137°49′W / 75.067°S 137.817°W / -75.067; -137.817) is a small ice-covered island lying in Hull Bay, 3 kilometres (1.5 nmi) west of Lynch Point in coastal Marie Byrd Land. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy aerial photographs, 1962–67, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Orville L. Bandy (1917–73), professor of geology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a participant since 1961 in several United States Antarctic Research Program projects. In 1964 and 1966, respectively, he was chief scientist on cruises 7 and 17 of RV Anton Bruun, and took part in several cruises of USNS Eltanin.[1]

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