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Brash Island
Brash Island is located in Antarctica
Brash Island
Brash Island
Location in Antarctica
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 63°24′S 54°55′W / 63.400°S 54.917°W / -63.400; -54.917
Archipelago Joinville Island group
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited


Brash Island is an isolated island lying 9.3 kilometres (5 nmi) northwest of Darwin Island, off the southeast end of Joinville Island. It was surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1953, and so named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee because the island lies in an area where there is a frequent occurrence of "brash ice" (an accumulation of floating ice made up of fragments not more than 2 m across).

Important Bird Area

The island has been identified as a 63 ha Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports about 166,000 breeding pairs of pygoscelid penguins – probably mainly either Adélie or chinstrap penguins – based on a 2014 estimate from satellite imagery.

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