Aspis Island

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Aspis Island
Location of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Aspis Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Aspis Island
Aspis Island
Location of Aspis Island
Aspis Island is located in Antarctica
Aspis Island
Aspis Island
Aspis Island (Antarctica)
Coordinates 62°27′54.5″S 60°08′59.1″W / 62.465139°S 60.149750°W / -62.465139; -60.149750
Archipelago Dunbar Islands
Highest elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited
Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island.

Aspis Island is a small, low-lying, ice-free island rising to 15 metres (49 ft), easternmost in the Dunbar group off the northwest coast of Varna Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.

The feature is named after the Aspis, a small musical dragon, often portrayed in medieval literature.


Aspis Island (showing next behind the second left point, the Organpipe) from Miziya Peak, with Zavala Island in the foreground and Zed Islands in the background.

Aspis Island is centred at 62°27′54.5″S 60°08′59.1″W / 62.465139°S 60.149750°W / -62.465139; -60.149750 which is 520 m (570 yd) west by north of Gargoyle Bastion, 670 m (730 yd) north of Organpipe Point, 800 m (870 yd) northeast of Zavala Island and 1.59 km (0.99 mi) south-southwest of Williams Point (British mapping in 1968, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).


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