Chaos Reef

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Chaos Reef
Chaos Reef is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Chaos Reef
Chaos Reef
Location of Chaos Reef
Chaos Reef is located in Antarctica
Chaos Reef
Chaos Reef
Chaos Reef (Antarctica)
Coordinates62°21′50.6″S 59°46′11″W / 62.364056°S 59.76972°W / -62.364056; -59.76972
ArchipelagoSouth Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Chaos Reef is the confused area of breakers and shoal water in the north extremity of Aitcho Islands group on the west side of English Strait in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers operating from nearby Clothier Harbour.

Following a survey by the 1949 Chilean Antarctic Expedition, the feature was resurveyed and descriptively named from HMS Protector in 1967.


The reef is located at 62°21′50.6″S 59°46′11″W / 62.364056°S 59.76972°W / -62.364056; -59.76972 which is 970 m (1,061 yd) north-northwest from the midpoint of Okol Rocks, 1.13 km (0.70 mi) north-northeast of Kilifarevo Island, 1.48 km (0.92 mi) east-northeast of Morris Rock, 1.26 km (0.78 mi) southeast of Turmoil Rock, 3.96 km (2.46 mi) southwest of Cornwall Island and 2.45 km (1.52 mi) west-northwest of Fort William, Robert Island (Chilean mapping in 1949-50 and 1971, British in 1968, 1972 and 1990, and Bulgarian in 2009).

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.