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Malaspina

(măləspē`nə), glacier, c.1,500 sq mi (3,890 sq km), SE Alaska, between Yakutat Bay and Icy Bay and flowing into the Gulf of Alaska. The glacier was named for Alejandro MalaspinaMalaspina, Alejandro or Alessandro
, 1754–1810, Italian-Spanish naval officer and explorer, b. Mulazzo, Italy. From a minor N Italian noble family, he entered the Spanish navy in 1774.
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, the Italian navigator who explored this region for Spain in 1791.

Malaspina

 

a piedmont glacier on the southern coast of Alaska, between Yakutat Bay and Icy Bay. Area, 2,200 sq km. The glacier is formed by several glacial streams descending from the St. Elias Mountains; it is fed by the Seward glacial basin, which is located at an elevation of 1,500-2,000 m. Since the 1930’s the glacier has been shrinking, receding from the ocean shore and leaving a bank of terminal moraine, which is gradually being grown over by coniferous forest.

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