Torgersen Island

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Torgersen is located in Antarctica
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°46′S 64°5′W / 64.767°S 64.083°W / -64.767; -64.083Coordinates: 64°46′S 64°5′W / 64.767°S 64.083°W / -64.767; -64.083
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population 0

Torgersen Island is a small rocky island lying just east of Litchfield Island in the entrance to Arthur Harbour, off the south-west coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. It was surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1955 and named by the UK-APC for Torstein Torgersen, first mate of the Harbor in late February 1955, preceding the vessel Norsel in one of the ship's boats and making soundings.


The island forms part of the Northern Arthur Harbour Important Bird Area (IBA), identified as such by BirdLife International because it supports significant seabird breeding colonies.[1]

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  1. ^ "Northern Arthur Harbour area". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-11.