Decazes Island


Decazes Island

Decazes Island (66°26′S 67°20′W / 66.433°S 67.333°W / -66.433; -67.333) is an island 0.5 miles (0.8 km) long, lying 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southwest of Belding Island at the southwest extremity of the Biscoe Islands. The island is one of the largest of many small islets and rocks that fringe the northern side of Matha Strait. The vicinity was charted by the French Antarctic Expedition (1908-10) under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, who applied the name "Pointe Decazes" to the south end of an island in this approximate position. The original application has been altered in recent years, and the name Decazes is now established in usage for the entire island described.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Decazes Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).