Bouvet Island (Norwegian: Bouvetøya, previously spelled Bouvet-øya) is an uninhabited subantarctic volcanic island and dependency of Norway located in the South Atlantic Ocean at 54°25.8′S 3°22.8′E. It lies at the southern end of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and is the most remote island in the world, approximately 2,200 kilometres (1,400 mi) south-southwest of the coast of South Africa and approximately 1,700 kilometres (1,100 mi) north of the Princess Astrid Coast of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.
The island was the site of Razorback Point Whaling Station until its inhabitants were killed in a conflict between Xenomorph and Yautja. One hundred years later, in 2004, the billionaire industrialist Charles Bishop Weyland organised an expedition to Bouvet Island to investigate the subterranean Pyramid detected by Weyland Industries Satellite PS-12. The small thermonuclear explosion detected off the coast in 1979 is suspected to have been the result of Yautja activity in the area.
- The unexplained 1979 nuclear explosion mentioned by Alexa Woods in Alien vs. Predator was a real incident that remains unsolved. However, the actual explosion occurred near the Prince Edward Islands, over 2000 miles west of Bouvet Island.
- ↑ "Forskrift om fredning av Bouvetøya med tilliggende territorialfarvann som naturreservat" (in Norwegian). Lovdata. Archived from the original on May 9, 2012. Retrieved on May 9, 2012.
- ↑ "Lov om Bouvet-øya, Peter I's øy og Dronning Maud Land m.m. (bilandsloven)" (in Norwegian). Lovdata. Archived from the original on August 29, 2011. Retrieved on August 29 ,2011.