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Enderby Land

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Enderby Land

Enderby Land, Antarctica. NASA MODIS image, 2011.

Enderby Land is a projecting land mass of Antarctica, extending from Shinnan Glacier at about to William Scoresby Bay at . It was discovered in February 1831 by John Biscoe in the whaling brig Tula, and named after the Enderby Brothers of London, owners of the Tula, who encouraged their captains to combine exploration with sealing.[1]

Claimed as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory, geographic features of Enderby Land include Amundsen Bay, Casey Bay, Cape Monakov, the Scott Mountains, the Tula Mountains, and the Napier Mountains. The highest peak is Mount McMaster at 2,830 metres (9,280 ft).

See also


  1. ^ "Enderby Land".  

External links

  • Australian Antarctic Gazetteer
  • United States Geological Survey, Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
  • Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
  • PDF Map of the Australian Antarctic Territory

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