Biscoe Islands

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Biscoe Islands
Location of Biscoe Islands in the Antarctic Peninsula region
Biscoe Islands is located in Antarctica
Biscoe Islands
Biscoe Islands
Location in Antarctica
Coordinates65°26′S 65°30′W / 65.433°S 65.500°W / -65.433; -65.500Coordinates: 65°26′S 65°30′W / 65.433°S 65.500°W / -65.433; -65.500
ArchipelagoBiscoe Islands
Total islandsOver 60
Major islands6
Area478.38 km2 (184.70 sq mi)
Length43.527 km (27.0464 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Biscoe Islands is a series of islands, of which the principal ones are Renaud, Lavoisier (named Serrano by Chile and Mitre by Argentina), Watkins, Krogh, Pickwick and Rabot, lying parallel to the west coast of Graham Land and extending 150 km (81 nmi) between Southwind Passage on the northeast and Matha Strait on the southwest. Another group of islands are the Adolph Islands.[1]

The islands are named for John Biscoe, the commander of a British expedition which explored the islands in February 1832.[2]

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  2. ^ Stanton, William (1975). The Great United States Exploring Expedition. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 147. ISBN 0520025571.