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Belding Island is an island 3 nautical miles (6 km) long, lying west of the south end of Watkins Island, Biscoe Islands. It was mapped from air photos taken by the Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition (1956–57), and named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee for Harwood S. Belding, an American physiologist who was Director of the Quartermaster at the Climatic Research Laboratory, Department of the Army, Lawrence, Massachusetts, and initiated considerable research on cold climate clothing.

Capitán Estivariz Refuge

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Capitán Estivariz Refuge
Capitán Estivariz Refuge is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Capitán Estivariz Refuge
Capitán Estivariz Refuge
Location in Antarctic Peninsula
Country  Argentina
Location in Antarctic Peninsula Belding Island
Antarctic Peninsula
Administered by Argentine Navy
Established 1956 (1956)
Type Year-round
Status Operational

Capitán Estivariz Refuge (66°23′00″S 67°13′00″W / 66.383333°S 67.216667°W / -66.383333; -67.216667) is an Argentine refuge in Antarctica located on a small island between the southwest coast of Watkins Island and Belding Island, in the group of the Biscoe Islands. The refuge opened on February 29, 1956 and it is administered by the Argentine Navy. His name pays tribute to Lieutenant commander Eduardo Anibal Estivariz who participated in the coup d'état carried out in September 1955 and died in a plane crash.

The icebreaker ARA General San Martin participated in its construction during the Antarctic campaign of 1955–1956. After that, an aerial survey of the entire western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula south of 65º latitude was carried out.

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