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Flyspot Rocks: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Flyspot Rocks in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Flyspot Rocks

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5073

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 35' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 19' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.5833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.3166667

Elevation (see definition): 35

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): Rocks rising 35 m above sea level, lying 14 mi NW of Terra Firma Islands in Marguerite Bay. The rocks are ice covered on the S sides but mainly ice free on their N sides. Probably first sighted in 1909 by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot who, from a position slightly northwestward, charted a "doubtful" island in essentially this position. The group was roughly sketched from the air by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) on a flight, Feb. 1, 1937. They were visited and surveyed in 1949 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). The name arose at an earlier date because of their indistinct appearance as represented on the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) map.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Flyspot Rocks in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Flyspot Rocks should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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