Bellingshausen Lake

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Coordinates: 71 ° 0 ′ 0 ″  S , 85 ° 0 ′ 0 ″  W.

Relief Map: Antarctica
Bellingshausen Lake

The Bellingshausen Sea is a marginal sea of the Southern Ocean and lies off the English , Bryan and Eights coasts of Ellsworthland in West Antarctica . It extends from Alexander I Island at 57 ° 18 ′ W in the east to Thurston Island at 102 ° 20 ′ W in the west and Peter I Island in the north. According to the IHO delimitation, Cape Mascart at the northern end of Adelaide Island is the northernmost and easternmost boundary point of the Bellingshausen Sea.


The Bellingshausen Sea extends in a westerly direction to Cape Flying Fish , the north-western extreme point of Thurston Island . The Amundsen Sea connects to the west. Peter I Island is 450 km away from the Antarctic coast. In the east lies the largest island in Antarctica, the Alexander I Island. The Bellingshausensee was named after the German-Baltic seafarer Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen , who was in Russian service and who sailed it for the first time in 1821.

The Bellingshausensee extends over an area of ​​600,000 km². It has a maximum depth of 4094 meters. According to other information, the sea is 487,000 km² and a maximum of 4470 m deep.

Individual evidence

  1. International Hydrographic Organization: Names and Limits of Oceans and Seas = Special Publication No. 23, Monaco 2002 10.12 Bellingshausen Sea
  2. ^ Oceana: Bellingshausen Sea
  3. Gazetteer "About countries": Bellingshausen (sea) ( Memento of the original from 23 August 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

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