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Mikkelsen Bay

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Mikkelsen Bay is a bay, 27.8 km (15 nautical miles) wide at its mouth and indenting 18.5 km (10 nautical miles), entered between Bertrand Ice Piedmont and Cape Berteaux along the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica in the Southern Ocean.

Discovery

It was first seen from a distance in 1909 by the French Antarctic Expedition under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, but it was not recognized as a large bay. First surveyed in 1936 by the BGLE under Rymill, and re-surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1948-1949. The name was proposed by members of BGLE for Ejnar Mikkelsen, Danish Arctic explorer and Inspector for East Greenland, 1934-1950.

Open Water Swimming

It is site of the Antarctica Ice Kilometer Swim organized by Ram Barkai of the International Ice Swimming Association in November 2018.

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