Gerlache Strait

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Map of Gerlache Strait region, Cartographic base: Antarctic Digital Database

Gerlache Strait or de Gerlache Strait or Détroit de la Belgica is a channel/strait separating the Palmer Archipelago from the Antarctic Peninsula. The Belgian Antarctic Expedition, under Lt. Adrien de Gerlache, explored the strait in January and February 1898, naming it for the expedition ship Belgica. The name was later changed to honor the commander himself.

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Coordinates: 64°30′S 62°20′W / 64.500°S 62.333°W / -64.500; -62.333