Larsemann Hills

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Map of Larsemann Hills

The Larsemann Hills are a series of low rounded coastal hills along the southeastern shore of Prydz Bay, extending for 9 nautical miles (17 km) from Dålk Glacier. They were discovered in February 1935 by Captain Klarius Mikkelsen from the whaling ship Thorshavn, sent out by Norwegian whaling magnate Lars Christensen, and given this name.[1]

Research stations[edit]

As an Antarctic oasis the hills are the home of several Antarctic research stations.

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 69°24′S 76°13′E / 69.400°S 76.217°E / -69.400; 76.217