Cobalescou Island facts for kids
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Cobalescou Island or Cobălcescu Island is a small snow-free island with two rounded summits, lying 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) east-southeast of Veyka Point, the south extremity of Two Hummock Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica.
The island was discovered and named by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Gerlache, 1897–99. The established name appears to be a corrupted spelling. The toponym was suggested to Gerlache by Emil Racovitza, Romanian zoologist and botanist of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, for Romanian scholar Grigore Cobălcescu, a geologist of European reputation.
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