Spume Island

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Spume Island
Spume or Sea Fome.JPG
Spume from breaking waves.
Spume Island is located in Antarctica
Spume Island
Spume Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°48′S 64°07′W / 64.800°S 64.117°W / -64.800; -64.117Coordinates: 64°48′S 64°07′W / 64.800°S 64.117°W / -64.800; -64.117
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Population 0
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Spume Island is a small, low, rocky island lying 2.4 km (1.5 mi) southwest of Bonaparte Point, off the southwest coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Spume Island is located at 64°48′S 64°07′W / 64.800°S 64.117°W / -64.800; -64.117. Spume Island was surveyed by the British Naval Hydrographic Survey Unit, 1956–1957. Spume Island was named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) because heavy seas break over the island in a gale; spume is blown over it.

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