Grigorov Glacier

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Location of Brabant Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region.

Grigorov Glacier (Bulgarian: Григоров ледник, ‘Grigorov Lednik’ \gri-'go-rov 'led-nik\) is the 1.8 km long and 1.3 km wide glacier on the south side of Stavertsi Ridge on Albena Peninsula, Brabant Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. It drains the east slopes of Mount Cabeza and flows southeastwards to enter Hill Bay west of Kostur Point.[1]

The glacier is named after the Bulgarian scientist Stamen Grigorov (1878-1945) who discovered the bacteria Lactobacillus bulgaricus used in the production of yoghurt.[1]


Grigorov Glacier is located at 64°09′05″S 62°07′30″W / 64.15139°S 62.12500°W / -64.15139; -62.12500Coordinates: 64°09′05″S 62°07′30″W / 64.15139°S 62.12500°W / -64.15139; -62.12500. British mapping in 1980.




Brabant Island from northeast, with Anvers Island (on the right) and Antarctic Peninsula in the background.

This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.