Giganteus Island

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Giganteus Island
Giganteus Island is located in Antarctica
Giganteus Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
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)
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

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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