Aktinia Beach

Aktinia Beach (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Aktinia Beach  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 20049
Name ID: 139099

Feature type: Beach

Origin

This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

The mostly ice-free 2.7 km long and 400 m wide beach extending on both sides of Rebrovo Point on the SW coast of Snow Island facing Boyd Strait in the South Shetland Islands. Centred 2.18 km NW of Cape Conway and 3.4 km SE of Monroe Point. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers. Bulgarian mapping in 2009.

Named For

Named after the ocean fishing trawler Aktinia of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas that operated in Antarctic waters off South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands during its fishing trip under Captain Hristo Haralambiev in the 1979/80 season. The Bulgarian fishermen, along with those of the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany are the pioneers of modern Antarctic fishing industry.

Location

Latitude:
62° 49' 50.0" S
- 62.83056°
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Longitude:
61° 27' 50.0" W
- 61.46389°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
11-Jul-2018

Related information

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