Tiger Rocks

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Tiger Rocks ( 53°59′S38°16′W / 53.983°S 38.267°W / -53.983; -38.267 Coordinates: 53°59′S38°16′W / 53.983°S 38.267°W / -53.983; -38.267 ) are two rocks, the higher of which rises 23 m above sea level, located 1. 5 nautical miles (9 km) west of Main Island in the Willis Islands, South Georgia. The descriptive name was applied during the surveys from HMS Owen in 1960-61.

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Willis Islands island group

The Willis Islands are a small archipelago to the west of the main island of South Georgia. They are 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Bird Island.

South Georgia Island Island in the South Atlantic

South Georgia is an island in the southern Atlantic Ocean that is part of the British Overseas territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The main settlement is Grytviken. South Georgia is 167.4 kilometres (104 mi) long and 1.4 to 37 km wide. It is about 830 km (520 mi) northeast of Coronation Island and 550 km (340 mi) northwest from Zavodovski Island, the nearest South Sandwich island.

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