Fumarole Bay

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Decepción station on Fumarole Bay
Map of Deception Island

Fumarole Bay is a bay on the southwest side of Port Foster in the interior of Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Having a similar name in the same island is the Vapour Col.

The bay is part of the larger, enclosed water of Port Foster. It was named "Bahia 1 de Mayo" or "Bahia Primero de Mayo" by the Argentine Antarctic Expedition of 1942–43, after the 1 de Mayo, an expedition ship which visited Deception Island in 1942 and 1943; she sank off the coast of Argentina on 5 February 1944.

The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey carried out a full survey in 1953-54. Aerial photography was carried out by the Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition of 1956-57. After this, the bay was named 'Fumarole Bay' because the most active fumarole on the island is situated here.

Coordinates: 62°57′58″S 60°42′00″W / 62.966°S 60.7°W / -62.966; -60.7


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Fumarole Bay" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).