Hobbs Coast

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Hobbs Coast (74°50′S 132°0′W / 74.833°S 132.000°W / -74.833; -132.000Coordinates: 74°50′S 132°0′W / 74.833°S 132.000°W / -74.833; -132.000) is that portion of the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica extending from Cape Burks to a point on the coast opposite eastern Dean Island, at 74°42′S 127°05′W / 74.700°S 127.083°W / -74.700; -127.083, or between the Ruppert Coast in the west and the Bakutis Coast in the east. It stretches from 136°50′W to 127°35′. The coast was discovered by the US Antarctic Service (1939–41) and named for Professor William H. Hobbs of the University of Michigan, a glaciologist specializing in polar geography and history. The United States Geological Survey completely mapped the coast from ground surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–65.[1]

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