Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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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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Feature type: Beach
This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
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 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.
No images of this place could be found.