Mikkelsen Islands

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Mikkelsen Islands
Mikkelsen Islands is located in Antarctica
Mikkelsen Islands
Mikkelsen Islands
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°38′S 68°11′W / 67.633°S 68.183°W / -67.633; -68.183Coordinates: 67°38′S 68°11′W / 67.633°S 68.183°W / -67.633; -68.183
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

The Mikkelsen Islands are a small group of islands and rocks lying off the southeast coast of Adelaide Island, 4 kilometres (2 nmi) southeast of the Léonie Islands. They were discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition under Jean-Baptiste Charcot in 1908–10 and named by him for Otto Mikkelsen, the Norwegian diver who inspected the damaged hull of the Pourquoi-Pas at Deception Island.


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