Aurelia Island facts for kids
Location of Low Island in the South Shetland Islands
|Archipelago||South Shetland Islands|
|Length||300 m (1,000 ft)|
|Width||190 m (620 ft)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Aurelia Island (Bulgarian: остров Аурелия, IPA: [ˈɔstrof ɐoˈrɛlijɐ]) is the 390 m long in west–east direction and 190 m wide rocky island lying off Limets Peninsula in northern Low Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Its coastline is highly indented.
The island is "named after the ocean fishing trawler Aurelia 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 Ivan Presnakov from September 1977 to April 1978. The Bulgarian fishermen, along with those of the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany are the pioneers of modern Antarctic fishing industry."
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