Erebus and Terror Gulf

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Erebus and Terror Gulf
Adelie penguin rookery at Erebus and Terror Gulf.jpg
Adélie penguin rookery at Erebus and Terror Gulf on Paulet Island, 1996.
Coordinates63°55′S 56°40′W / 63.917°S 56.667°W / -63.917; -56.667Coordinates: 63°55′S 56°40′W / 63.917°S 56.667°W / -63.917; -56.667
Ocean/sea sourcesWeddell Sea

Erebus and Terror Gulf is a gulf on the southeast side of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, bordered on the northeast by the Joinville Island group and on the southwest by the James Ross Island group. It was named for HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, the vessels used by Sir James Clark Ross in exploring these waters in 1842–43[1][2]

This region contains tabular icebergs.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Erebus and Terror Gulf". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  2. ^ "Erebus and Terror Gulf". Gna-GeographicNamesOfTheAntarctic1stEdition1981_djvu. p. 628. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  3. ^ pbs documentary NOVA

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Erebus and Terror Gulf" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).