Sabrina Island

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Sabrina Island
Sabrina Island monolith.jpg
Sabrina Island monolith
Sabrina Island is located in Antarctica
Sabrina Island
Sabrina Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°57′S 163°17′E / 66.950°S 163.283°E / -66.950; 163.283Coordinates: 66°57′S 163°17′E / 66.950°S 163.283°E / -66.950; 163.283
Archipelago Balleny Islands
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Sabrina Island is the largest of three small islets lying 1.5 km (0.93 mi) south of Buckle Island in the Balleny Islands of Antarctica. Sabrina Island was named after Thomas Freeman's cutter when John Balleny's squadron discovered the islands in 1839.

Birds[edit]

The island has outstanding environmental and scientific value as a representative sample of the Balleny Islands – the only oceanic archipelago located within the main Antarctic Coastal Current. It is a breeding site for chinstrap and Adélie penguins as well as Cape petrels. The site is protected under the Antarctic Treaty System as Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.104.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabrina Island, Northern Ross Sea, Antarctica" (PDF). Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 104: Measure 3, Annex. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-24.