Sandwich Islands


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His call to protect the area comes as the government is being urged to deliver on its pledge to create a "blue belt" of marine protected areas around UK overseas territories, focusing on Ascension Island, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha and the South Sandwich Islands, all in the southern Atlantic.
This was duly acknowledged in 2012 when the British overseas territory government that administers the islands created the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Marine Protection Area.
The conflict resulted from the long-standing dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, which lie in the South Atlantic, east of Argentina.
Argentina has become increasingly assertive over its claims to the islands that it calls the Malvinas, as well as the British-held South Georgia and South Sandwich islands.
Encountering what is now known as the South Sandwich Islands, he speculated that they might be 'a point of the Continent'.
The vents are at a depth of 520 meters in a newly-discovered seafloor crater close to the South Sandwich Islands, a remote group of islands around 500 kilometers south-east of South Georgia.
Some fifteen years after Bates left the Islands, the Honolulu Directory and Historical Sketch of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands reported surfing among the games "which have long since fallen into disuse.
In April 2009, even before the Ocean Guardian began its cross-Atlantic odyssey from Scotland, Argentina presented the UN with a formal claim to the entire coastal shelf that includes not only the Malvinas but the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, also British controlled.
Sir Mark Lyall Grant, UK permanent representative to the United Nations, said: "As British ministers have made clear, the UK has no doubt about its sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands.
Americans vastly intensified the reach of those webs, stretching them to China, the Sandwich Islands, Chile, and beyond, and stimulating new waves of immigration in the process.
In 1779, Captain James Cook, a British explorer, and his crew sailed around the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii).
The countries and territories concerned are the following: Greenland, New Caledonia and Dependencies, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Mayotte, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles (ie Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustacius, Sint Maarten), Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena and Dependencies, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda.
THE Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean were once known as the Sandwich Islands.
But Ian Watkins, lead singer of Welsh rockers lostprophets (no capital letter, apparently), paints a very different picture of his band's stint on the former Sandwich Islands while working on their third album Liberation Transmission.