Rothera Point is a point at the east side of the entrance to Ryder Bay, on the south-east coast of Adelaide Island, Antarctica. It was charted by the French Antarctic Expedition (1908-1910) under Charcot. It was later named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960 for John M. Rothera (1934-), Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) surveyor at the Horseshoe Island station in 1957 and at Detaille Island in 1958.
Antarctic Specially Protected Area
The point is protected as Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.129 so that it would serve as a biological research site and control area against which the environmental impact of the adjacent Rothera Research Station could be monitored in an Antarctic fellfield ecosystem.
- "Geographic Names of the Antarctic"; compiled and edited by Fred G. Alberts; Washington, DC; National Science Foundation, 1981; p. 726.
- "Rothera Point, Adelaide Island" (PDF). Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 129: Measure 1, Annex B. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2007. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
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