Charlton Island, Antarctica
Location in Antarctica
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
The island was mapped from air photographs taken in the course of the US Navy's Operations Highjump (1946–47) and Windmill (1947-48). It was named by Carl R. Eklund for Chief Electronics Technician Frederick E. Charlton, of the Wilkes Station party, 1957.
Antarctic Specially Protected Area
The island forms part of the Frazier Islands Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.160 because it supports one of only four known breeding colonies of southern giant petrels on continental Antarctica.
- "Frazier Islands, Windmill Islands, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica" (PDF). Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 160: Measure 13, Annex. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2008. Retrieved 2013-03-11.
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