Breaker Island

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Breaker Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°46′S 64°07′W / 64.767°S 64.117°W / -64.767; -64.117
Country
Antarctica
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Breaker Island is a small rocky island lying in Arthur Harbour close south-west of Norsel Point, off the south-west coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. It was surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1955 and named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) because the island causes breakers when the sea is rough.

Birds[edit]

The island forms part of the Northern Arthur Harbour Important Bird Area (IBA), identified as such by BirdLife International because it supports significant seabird breeding colonies.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Arthur Harbour area". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 


Coordinates: 64°46′S 64°07′W / 64.767°S 64.117°W / -64.767; -64.117