Melanita Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Melanita Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
The 780 m long in SW-NE direction and 400 m wide rocky island lying off Spert Island on the SW side of Trinity Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Situated 270 m NW of Spert Island, 3 km NW of Bulnes Point and 6.15 km WSW of Romero Point. British mapping in 1978.
Named after the ocean fishing trawler Melanita of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas whose ships operated in the waters of South Georgia, Kerguelen, the South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula from 1970 to the early 1990s. The Bulgarian fishermen, along with those of the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany are the pioneers of modern Antarctic fishing industry.
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