Davey Point

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Davey Point is a conspicuous rocky headland 6 km (3.7 mi) south-west of Round Point on the north coast of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.

History[edit]

This feature was charted and named Round Island by Discovery Investigations personnel on the Discovery II in 1935, but air photos now show that it is not an island but a rocky point. Since there is already a Round Point on King George Island, a new name was substituted by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960. Davey Point is named for Graham J. Davey, a Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey assistant surveyor at Admiralty Bay in 1957 and 1958, who triangulated King George Island and extended this triangulation to Nelson Island, Robert Island and Greenwich Island.[1][2]

Important Bird Area[edit]

The site has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a large breeding colony of about 20,000 pairs of chinstrap penguins.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davey Point". Gna-GeographicNamesOfTheAntarctic1stEdition1981_djvu. p. 505. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  2. ^ "Davey Point". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  3. ^ "Davey Point, King George Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 


Coordinates: 61°58′S 58°34′W / 61.967°S 58.567°W / -61.967; -58.567