Telefon Bay

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Location of Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Telefon Bay

Telefon Bay is a small bay on the north-west coast of Port Foster, Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It is surmounted by Telefon Ridge. The name appears on the chart of the French Antarctic Expedition under Charcot, 1908–10, and derives from the ship SS Telefon, which sat here awaiting repairs.

Antarctic Specially Protected Area[edit]

The bay forms part of an Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA 140), comprising several separate sites on Deception Island, and designated as such primarily for its botanic and ecological values.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands" (PDF). Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 140: Measure 3, Appendix 1. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2005. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 

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


Coordinates: 62°56′S 60°40′W / 62.933°S 60.667°W / -62.933; -60.667