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Icy Shoreline of Eastern Weddell Sea, Antarctica

76.1S 28.8W

August 23rd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Antarctica - June 30th, 2009

Antarctica - June 30th, 2009

This area of Antarctica is found along the coast of the eastern part of the Weddell Sea, which is part of the Southern Ocean. Its land boundaries are defined by the bay formed from the coasts of Coats Land and the Antarctic Peninsula. Much of the southern part of the sea, up to Elephant Island, is permanent ice, the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf.

The sea is contained within the two overlapping Antarctic territorial claims of Argentina and Britain, and also resides partially within the territorial claim of Chile. At its widest the sea is around 2,000 km across, in area it is around 2.8 million kmĀ².

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