Morris Island (Antarctica)

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Morris Island
Morris Island is located in Antarctica
Morris Island
Morris Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 76°37′S 147°48′W / 76.617°S 147.800°W / -76.617; -147.800Coordinates: 76°37′S 147°48′W / 76.617°S 147.800°W / -76.617; -147.800
Length 13 km (8.1 mi)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Morris Island is an ice-covered island about 13 kilometres (7 nmi) long, lying 9 kilometres (5 nmi) west of Farmer Island in the Sulzberger Ice Shelf of Antarctica. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–65, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lieutenant J.E. Morris, U.S. Navy Reserve, who served aboard the USS Glacier along this coast in 1961–62.[1]

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