Pauling Islands is a separate group of islands lying 3 nautical miles (6 km) southeast of Barcroft Islands, in Crystal Sound. Mapped from surveys by Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) (1958–59). Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) for Linus C. Pauling, American chemist; originator of a theory of the structure of ice, in about 1935.
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