Humble Island

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Humble Island
Humble Island is located in Antarctica
Humble Island
Humble Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°46′S 64°06′W / 64.767°S 64.100°W / -64.767; -64.100Coordinates: 64°46′S 64°06′W / 64.767°S 64.100°W / -64.767; -64.100
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Humble Island is a small rocky island lying 0.74 km (0.4 nmi) south-east of Norsel Point in Arthur Harbour, off the south-west coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. Humble Island was surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1955. Humble Island was named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1956 because the island seems to be squeezed insignificantly between Litchfield Island and the coast of Anvers Island.


The island forms part of the Northern Arthur Harbour Important Bird Area (IBA), identified as such by BirdLife International because it supports significant seabird breeding colonies.[1]

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  1. ^ "Northern Arthur Harbour area". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2013. Archived from the original on July 10, 2007. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 

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