Meaning of Bellingshausen Sea in English:

Bellingshausen Sea

Pronunciation /ˈbɛlɪŋzˌhaʊz(ə)n/

proper noun

  • A part of the south-eastern Pacific off the coast of Antarctica, bounded to the east and south by the Antarctic Peninsula and Ellsworth Land.


Named after the Russian explorer Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778–1852), who in 1819–21 became the first to circumnavigate Antarctica.