Asses Ears (South Shetland Islands)

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Asses Ears
Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Asses Ears is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Asses Ears
Asses Ears
Location of Asses Ears (South Shetland Islands)
Asses Ears is located in Antarctica
Asses Ears
Asses Ears
Asses Ears (Antarctica)
Coordinates62°19′S 59°45′W / 62.317°S 59.750°W / -62.317; -59.750Coordinates: 62°19′S 59°45′W / 62.317°S 59.750°W / -62.317; -59.750
Total islands3
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

The Asses Ears are a set of three small islands off northwest Robert Island, forming the north part of Potmess Rocks in English Strait, South Shetland Islands. Presumably known to early sealers, the feature was charted and named descriptively by personnel on Discovery II in 1934–35.

See also[edit]


  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4


External links[edit]

Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.