Ross Islands

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Ross Islands
Waters Weddell Sea
Geographical location 64 ° 6 ′  S , 57 ° 46 ′  W Coordinates: 64 ° 6 ′  S , 57 ° 46 ′  W
Ross Islands (Antarctic Peninsula)
Ross Islands
Main island James Ross Island

The Ross Islands ( Spanish Islas Ross ) are a group of islands in the Weddell Sea northeast of the Antarctic Peninsula . They include the islands southwest of the Joinville Islands and east of the Prince Gustav Canal . They include James Ross Island , Vega Island , Snow Hill Island , Seymour Island , Cockburn Island , Lockyer Island and other surrounding islets and cliffs .

The name goes back to Chilean scientists. It is named after the British polar explorer James Clark Ross (1800–1862), who was the first to sight the islands during his Antarctic expedition (1839–1843).

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