Limpet Island

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Limpet Island
Limpet Island is located in Antarctica
Limpet Island
Limpet Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°38′S 68°18′W / 67.633°S 68.300°W / -67.633; -68.300Coordinates: 67°38′S 68°18′W / 67.633°S 68.300°W / -67.633; -68.300
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Limpet Island is the southernmost of the Léonie Islands, Antarctica, lying in the entrance to Ryder Bay, close off the southeast coast of Adelaide Island. The Léonie Islands were discovered and first roughly surveyed in 1909 by the Fourth French Antarctic Expedition under Jean-Baptiste Charcot. Limpet Island was surveyed in 1948 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey and so named by them because of the large number of limpet shells found there.[1]

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