Charlton Island, Antarctica

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Charlton Island is the westernmost of the Frazier Islands, lying in Vincennes Bay off Wilkes Land in East Antarctica.

History[edit]

The island was mapped from air photographs taken in the course of the US Navy's Operations Highjump (1946-47) and Windmill (1947-48). It was named by Carl R. Eklund for Chief Electronics Technician Frederick E. Charlton, of the Wilkes Station party, 1957.

Antarctic Specially Protected Area[edit]

The island forms part of the Frazier Islands Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.160 because it supports one of only four known breeding colonies of Southern Giant Petrels on continental Antarctica.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frazier Islands, Windmill Islands, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica". Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 160: Measure 13, Annex. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2008. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 

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


Coordinates: 66°13′S 110°9′E / 66.217°S 110.150°E / -66.217; 110.150