Hawker Island

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Hawker Island is an irregularly shaped island about 2 km (1.2 mi) long, lying some 7 km south-west of Davis Station between Mule Island and Mule Peninsula, Vestfold Hills, in the eastern part of Prydz Bay, Antarctica. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37. It was remapped by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (1957–58) and named after A.C. Hawker, a radio supervisor at Davis Station in 1957.[1]

Birds[edit]

The island supports a breeding colony of Southern Giant Petrels – the southernmost such colony on continental Antarctica – as well as Adélie Penguins and Cape Petrels. The site is protected under the Antarctic Treaty System as Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.167.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hawker Island". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Hawker Island, Vestfold Hills, Ingrid Christensen Coast, Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica". Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 167: Measure 1, Annex H. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2006. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 

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


Coordinates: 68°38′S 77°51′E / 68.633°S 77.850°E / -68.633; 77.850