Torgersen Island

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Torgersen
Torgersen Island is located in Antarctica
Torgersen Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°46′S 64°5′W / 64.767°S 64.083°W / -64.767; -64.083Coordinates: 64°46′S 64°5′W / 64.767°S 64.083°W / -64.767; -64.083
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Torgersen Island is a small rocky island lying just east of Litchfield Island in the entrance to Arthur Harbour, off the south-west coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. It was urveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1955 and named by the UK-APC for Torstein Torgersen, first mate of the Harbor in late February 1955, preceding the Norsel in one of the ship's boats and making soundings.

Birds[edit]

The island forms part of the Northern Arthur Harbour Important Bird Area (IBA), identified as such by BirdLife International because it supports significant seabird breeding colonies.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Arthur Harbour area". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-11.