Moss Islands

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Moss Islands
Moss Islands is located in Antarctica
Moss Islands
Moss Islands
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°9′S 61°3′W / 64.150°S 61.050°W / -64.150; -61.050Coordinates: 64°9′S 61°3′W / 64.150°S 61.050°W / -64.150; -61.050
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

The Moss Islands are a group of small islands and rocks lying east of Midas Island and north of Apéndice Island in Hughes Bay, off the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. They were first charted in detail and given the descriptive name "Moos Inseln" (Moss Islands) by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition under Otto Nordenskiöld in 1902.[1]

The islands form part of the Cierva Point and offshore islands Important Bird Area and ASPA 134.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Moss Islands". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  2. ^ "Cierva Point and offshore islands". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-13.

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