Elephant Island

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Elephant Island is an ice-covered, mountainous island off the coast of Antarctica. It is at the edge of the South Shetland Islands, in the Southern Ocean. It has an area of 558 km², and its highest elevation is 973 metres.

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Elephant Island's name refers to both its elephant head-like appearance and the sightings of elephant seals by Captain George Powell in 1821, one of the early sightings.