Giganteus Island

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Giganteus Island
Giganteus Island is located in Antarctica
Giganteus Island
Giganteus Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°35′S 62°30′E / 67.583°S 62.500°E / -67.583; 62.500 (Giganteus Island)Coordinates: 67°35′S 62°30′E / 67.583°S 62.500°E / -67.583; 62.500 (Giganteus Island)
Highest elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Giganteus Island lies just north of the Rookery Islands in the west part of Holme Bay, MacRobertson Land. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37. A giant petrel (macronectes giganteus) rookery was observed by ANARE on the island in December 1958, hence the name.[1]

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