Atlas Cove

Atlas Cove (53°1′S 73°22′E / 53.017°S 73.367°E / -53.017; 73.367) is a cove on the north coast of Heard Island in the southern Indian Ocean, and is entered between the base of Laurens Peninsula and Rogers Head. It was named by American sealers after the schooner sealing fleet which landed at Heard Island in 1855. The name appears on a chart by the British expedition under Nares, which visited the island in the HMS Challenger in 1874 and utilized the names then in use by the sealers.

From 1947 until 1955 Atlas Cove was the site of camps of visiting scientists. It was in 1969 again occupied by American scientists. The settlement was expanded in 1971 by French scientists.

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