Sabrina Island

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Sabrina Island
Balleny Map.jpg
Sabina Island is just south of Buckle Island
Location of the Balleny Islands
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Balleny Islands

Sabrina Island is the largest of three small islets lying 1.5 km (0.93 mi) south of Buckle Island in the Balleny Islands of Antarctica. Sabrina Island was named after Thomas Freeman's cutter when John Balleny's squadron discovered the islands in 1839.


The island has outstanding environmental and scientific value as a representative sample of the Balleny Islands – the only oceanic archipelago located within the main Antarctic Coastal Current. It is a breeding site for chinstrap and Adélie penguins as well as Cape petrels. The site is protected under the Antarctic Treaty System as Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.104.[1]

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  1. ^ "Sabrina Island, Northern Ross Sea, Antarctica". Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 104: Measure 3, Annex. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-24.