Breaker Island

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Breaker Island
Breaker Island is located in Antarctica
Breaker Island
Breaker Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°46′S 64°07′W / 64.767°S 64.117°W / -64.767; -64.117Coordinates: 64°46′S 64°07′W / 64.767°S 64.117°W / -64.767; -64.117
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Breaker Island is a small rocky island lying in Arthur Harbour close south-west of Norsel Point, off the south-west coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. It was surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1955 and named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) because the island causes breakers when the sea is rough.


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]

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  1. ^ "Northern Arthur Harbour area". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2013. Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2013-01-11.