Merger Island

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Merger Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 70°6′S 71°13′W / 70.100°S 71.217°W / -70.100; -71.217Coordinates: 70°6′S 71°13′W / 70.100°S 71.217°W / -70.100; -71.217
Length 5.556 km (3.4523 mi)
Country
Antarctica
Demographics
Population 0

Merger Island is an ice-covered island 3 nautical miles (6 km) long at the entrance of Haydn Inlet, lying off the west coast of Alexander Island, Antarctica. It was first mapped from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition in 1947–48 by D. Searle of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1960. The name given by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee is descriptive, the island being almost submerged in the surrounding Wilkins Ice Shelf.[1]

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