Skua Island

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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Place ID: 13451
Name ID: 111215

Feature type: Island

Origin

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:

Narrative

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).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 15' 00.0" S
- 65.25000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
64° 16' 00.0" W
- 64.26667°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

Related information

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