Davis Sea is an area of the sea
along the coast of East Antarctica
between West Ice Shelf
in the west and the Shackleton Ice Shelf
in the east,
[USGS Geographic Names Information System, Antarctica Data, Davis Sea]
/ref> or between 82° and 96°E. The name "Davis Sea" appears in most leading geographically authoritative publications such as the 2014 10th edition World Atlas from the National Geographic Society and the 2014 12th edition of the Times Atlas of the World, unlike neighboring proposed water body names such as a Russian proposed "Cooperation Sea" name to the west.
According to the ''Great Soviet Encyclopedia'', it stretches from 87°E to 98°E, and is up to deep. Its area is given as only .Gazetteer «About countries»: Davis Sea
/ref> Other authorities such as National Geographic assign it a much smaller extent.
It washes the coast of Princess Elizabeth Land (there only Leopold and Astrid Coast), Kaiser Wilhelm II Land, Pravda Coast and Queen Mary Land.
The never-approved 2002 draft fourth edition of ''Limits of Oceans and Seas'' identifies that the Tryoshnikova Gulf (named after Alexey Tryoshnikov) is located in the southern part of the Davis Sea.
About off the coast of Queen Mary Land is Drygalski Island. Russian Mirny Station was built on the coast of Queen Mary Land in 1956. Roscoe Glacier flows into the eastern part of Davis Sea. Close offshore are Bigelow Rock and the Gillies Islands.
Discovered by Australian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) from the ''Aurora''. Named by Sir Douglas Mawson for Captain John King Davis, master of the ''Aurora'' and second in command of the expedition.
* Davis Station
Category:Seas of the Southern Ocean