Neptune's Bellows

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Location of Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Neptunes Bellows in 1957.

Neptune's Bellows (63°0′S 60°34′W / 63.000°S 60.567°W / -63.000; -60.567Coordinates: 63°0′S 60°34′W / 63.000°S 60.567°W / -63.000; -60.567) is a channel on the southeast side of Deception Island forming the entrance to Port Foster, in the South Shetland Islands. The name, after the Roman sea god Neptune, was appended by American sealers prior to 1822 because of the strong gusts experienced in this narrow channel.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Neptune's Bellows" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).