Shepard Island

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Shepard Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 74°25′S 132°30′W / 74.417°S 132.500°W / -74.417; -132.500
Length 11 mi (18 km)
Country
Antarctica
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Shepard Island or John Shepard Island is an island about 11 miles (17.7 km) long, lying 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Grant Island off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Shepard Island is located at 74°25′S 132°30′W / 74.417°S 132.500°W / -74.417; -132.500. Shepard Island is ice capped except at its northern, seaward side, and is almost wholly embedded in the Getz Ice Shelf. Shepard Island was discovered by the United States Antarctic Service (USAS) Expedition (1939–1941) and named for John Shepard, Jr., a contributor to the expedition.

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