Dean Island (Antarctica)

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Dean Island
C74126s1 Ant.Dean Island.jpg
1:250,000 scale topographic map of Dean Island.
Dean Island (Antarctica) is located in Antarctica
Dean Island (Antarctica)
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 74°30′S 127°35′W / 74.500°S 127.583°W / -74.500; -127.583Coordinates: 74°30′S 127°35′W / 74.500°S 127.583°W / -74.500; -127.583
Length 37 km (23 mi)
Width 19 km (11.8 mi)
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Dean Island in the Antarctic is an ice-covered island, 37 kilometres (20 nmi) long and 19 kilometres (10 nmi) wide, lying within the Getz Ice Shelf and midway between Grant Island and Siple Island, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. It was first sighted from a distance of 37 kilometres (20 nmi) from the USS Glacier on February 5, 1962, and was named for Chief Warrant Officer S.L. Dean, U.S. Navy, Electrical Officer on the Glacier at the time of discovery.

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