Eadie Island

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Eadie Island is an island 2 km (1.2 mi) long which lies between Aspland Island and O'Brien Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The island was charted in February 1821 by a Russian expedition under Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, who gave the name "Ostrova Tri Brata" (three brothers islands) for the present Aspland, Eadie and O'Brien Islands. Eadie Island was then named for the dockyard manager of the Melbourne Harbour Trust of Williamstown, Australia, by Lieutenant L. C. Hill of the Royal Naval Reserve, captain of the Discovery II, which engaged in survey work in the area in 1936–37.[1]

Birds[edit]

The island forms part of the Aspland Island and Eadie Island Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because both islands support large colonies of chinstrap penguins.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eadie Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Aspland Island and Eadie Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 

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


Coordinates: 61°28′S 55°57′W / 61.467°S 55.950°W / -61.467; -55.950