Butler Island

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Butler Island (72°13′S 60°8′W / 72.217°S 60.133°W / -72.217; -60.133Coordinates: 72°13′S 60°8′W / 72.217°S 60.133°W / -72.217; -60.133) is a circular, ice-covered island 6 nautical miles (11 km) wide which rises to 185 metres (610 ft), lying 7 nautical miles (13 km) east of Merz Peninsula, off the eastern coast of Palmer Land. It was discovered and photographed from the air in December 1940 by the United States Antarctic Service. During 1947 it was photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, who in conjunction with the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted it from the ground. It was named by FIDS for K.S.P. Butler, FIDS commander in 1947–48.[1]

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