Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Skua Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Skua Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
one of the SW Argentine Islands, Graham Coast, separated from Winter Island by Skua Creek and from Galindez Island by Cornice Channel, was charted by BGLE, 18 February 1935, and named from the many McCormick's skuas (Catharacta maccormicki) nesting there ([Debenham], 1936, p.160; Rymill, 1938b; BA chart 3213, 7.ii.1947; APC, 1955, p.19; DOS 210 Argentine Islands sheet, 1964). Isla Skúa (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.72; Pierrou, 1970, p.664; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.262). Île Skua (Rouch, 1944, map p.11). Skue [sic] [Island] (BA, 1974, p.191).
No images of this place could be found.