Location of Protector Shoal
|Summit depth||89 feet (27 m)|
|Height||3,900 feet (1,200 m)|
|Location||31 miles (50 km) NW of Zavodovski Island|
|Group||South Sandwich Islands|
|Type||Seamount, Submarine volcano|
|Discovered by||Royal Navy Ice Patrol Vessel H.M.S. Protector|
Protector Shoal is a submarine volcano, also called seamount, which rises gently from an ocean depth of 3,900 feet (1,200 m) to about 89 feet (27 m) below sea level approximately 31 miles (50 km) NW of Zavodovski Island in the South Sandwich Islands chain. The last eruption occurred during March 1962. Protector Shoal is the only volcano in the arc that has erupted rhyolite pumice.
- LeMasurier, W. E.; Thomson, J. W. (eds.) (1990). Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. American Geophysical Union. p. 512 pp. ISBN 0-87590-172-7.
- "Protector Shoal". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
- "Protector Shoal". Volcano World. Oregon State University. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
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