Kellick Island

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Kellick Island is an island 0.5 nautical miles (1 km) long, lying 1 nautical mile (2 km) north-east of Round Point, off the north coast of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960 for Captain Kellick, Master of the British sealer Henry, who visited the South Shetland Islands in 1821–22.[1]

Important Bird Area[edit]

The island has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a large breeding colony of about 27,000 pairs of chinstrap penguins.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kellick Island". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Kellick Island, King George Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 


Coordinates: 61°55′S 58°26′W / 61.917°S 58.433°W / -61.917; -58.433