Charcot Bay

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Charcot Bay is located in Antarctica
Charcot Bay
Charcot Bay
Location of Charcot Bay
Trinity Peninsula, Antarctica

Charcot Bay is a bay about 10 nautical miles (20 km) wide between Cape Kater and Cape Kjellman along the Davis Coast of Graham Land. It was discovered by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, under Otto Nordenskiöld. He named it for Dr. Jean-Baptiste Charcot, at that time a noted Arctic explorer preparing for his first Antarctic expedition, on which he planned to look for Nordenskiöld whose return was overdue.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charcot Bay". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-11-03.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Charcot Bay" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). Coordinates: 63°48′S 59°35′W / 63.800°S 59.583°W / -63.800; -59.583