Bay of Flanders
|Bay of Flanders|
|Land mass||Grahamland , Antarctic Peninsula|
|Geographical location||65 ° 2 ′ 0 ″ S , 63 ° 20 ′ 0 ″ W|
|Islands||Guyou Islands , Ménier Island , Moureaux Islands , Ponton Island , Puzzle Islands , Screen Islands , Swan Rock , Sucia Island|
|Tributaries||Talbot Glacier , Vogel Glacier|
The Bay of Flanders ( French Baie de Flandres ) is a large bay between Cape Renard and Cape Willems on the Danco coast of Graham Land on the Antarctic Peninsula . Its shoreline consists of numerous side bays. In a clockwise direction, these are Briand Fjord , Bahía Wilson , Bahía Pelletan , Bolsón Cove , Etienne Fjord , Thomson Cove , Lauzanne Cove , Hyatt Cove , Azure Cove , Cangrejo Cove and Hidden Bay . The Nimrod-Passage , the Bismarck-Straße and the Gerlache-Straße meet in front of their confluence .
It was explored in 1898 during the Belgica expedition (1897-1899) led by the Belgian polar explorer Adrien de Gerlache de Gomery , who probably named it after the county of Flanders .
- Flandres Bay in the Geographic Names Information System of the United States Geological Survey (English)
- Flandres Bay on geographic.org (English)