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Marine Places

Bellingshausen Sea

The Bellingshausen Sea is named after Fabian von Bellingshausen, an officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, who was the first to sight the coast of Antarctica, in 1820. It is one of several parts of the Southern Ocean that is rich in krill, the basis of a productive marine food chain.

Rothera Research Station - Bellingshausen Seazoom image
  • Area 232,000 square miles (600,000 square km)
  • Maximum Depth 13,400 ft (4,094 m)
  • Inflows Southern Ocean, George VI Ice Shelf
Bellingshausen Seazoom image