South East Point (South Shetland Islands)

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South East Point is a point 1.9 km (1.2 mi) east-north-east of Fildes Point, marking the south-eastern point of Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It was charted by a British expedition 1828-31, under Henry Foster. The name was proposed in 1949 by the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty, following a survey of the island by Lieutenant Commander D.N. Penfold, Royal Navy, in 1948-49.

Antarctic Specially Protected Area[edit]

The point forms part of an Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA 140), comprising several separate sites on Deception Island, and designated as such primarily for its botanic and ecological values.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands". Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 140: Measure 3, Appendix 1. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2005. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "South East Point (South Shetland Islands)" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).


Coordinates: 62°59′S 60°31′W / 62.983°S 60.517°W / -62.983; -60.517