Hippo Island

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Hippo Island (66°25′S 98°10′E / 66.417°S 98.167°E / -66.417; 98.167Coordinates: 66°25′S 98°10′E / 66.417°S 98.167°E / -66.417; 98.167) is a steep, rocky island, 0.5 nautical miles (1 km) long, which rises above the Shackleton Ice Shelf of Antarctica 1.5 nautical miles (3 km) north of Delay Point. It was discovered by the Western Base Party of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition under Mawson, 1911–14, who so named it because of its hippo-like shape.[1]

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