Adams Island (Antarctica)

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There are other Adams Islands, including one more subantarctic island. See Adams Island (disambiguation) for other meanings.

Adams Island
Adams Island (Antarctica) is located in Antarctica
Adams Island (Antarctica)
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°33′S 092°35′E / 66.550°S 92.583°E / -66.550; 92.583Coordinates: 66°33′S 092°35′E / 66.550°S 92.583°E / -66.550; 92.583
Country
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Adams Island is a small rocky coastal antarctic island embedded in thick bay ice most of the year, lying at the western side of McDonald Bay, about 20.4 km (11 nmi) west of Mabus Point. Adams Island was discovered by the Western Base Party of the Australian Antarctic Expedition, 1911–1914, under Douglas Mawson, and named by him for the boatswain of the expedition ship Aurora.

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