|location||Grahamland , Antarctic Peninsula|
Paradise Harbor on the Danco Coast
The Danco coast is a stretch of coast in the west of the Antarctic Peninsula , which lies between Cape Sterneck and Cape Renard in Grahamland . The Graham Coast connects to the south and the Davis Coast to the north . Off the Danco coast lies the Gerlache Strait , which separates the Palmer Archipelago from the Antarctic mainland.
It was explored from January to February 1898 by participants in the Belgica expedition (1897-1899) under the direction of the Belgian polar explorer Adrien de Gerlache de Gomery . Gerlache named the coast after the Belgian geophysicist Émile Danco (1869–1898), who died of heart disease on this research trip .