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Bear Island
Bear Island is located in Antarctica
Bear Island
Bear Island
Location in Antarctica
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 68°10′48″S 67°3′36″W / 68.18000°S 67.06000°W / -68.18000; -67.06000
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Bear Island or Isla Teniente González is a rocky island lying 1.9 kilometres (1 nmi) west of Stonington Island in Marguerite Bay, off the coast of Graham Land. Bear Island was presumably known to the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) (1934-1937) and the United States Antarctic Service (USAS) Expedition (1939-1941), both based in the Stonington Island area. Bear Island was surveyed in 1947 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), who named it for the USS Bear, flagship of the United States Antarctic Service (USAS) Expedition which visited this area in 1940.

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