Owen Island

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Owen Island
Owen Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Owen Island
Owen Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 61°56′S 58°26′W / 61.933°S 58.433°W / -61.933; -58.433Coordinates: 61°56′S 58°26′W / 61.933°S 58.433°W / -61.933; -58.433
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Owen Island in the Antarctic is a small (19 ha), circular, ice-free island lying between Round Point and Pottinger Point about 500 m off the north coast of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands.[1] It was charted and named in 1935 by DI personnel on the Discovery II.

Important Bird Area[edit]

The island has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a large breeding colony of about 21,000 pairs of chinstrap penguins.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Owen Island, King George Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 

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