Name details

Megaptera Island

Megaptera Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Megaptera Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110097

Feature type: Island

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

off Cape Wollaston, Trinity Island, Palmer Archipelago, was called Islote Huemul after the huemul, a South American deer and one of the animals in the national arms of Chile (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.156); following air photography by FIDASE in 1956, named Megaptera Island after the humpback whale (Megaptera nodosa), in association with seal and whale names in this area (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Islote Clavo [=nail islet], so called descriptively by AAE, 1959-60, in association with the Argentine name for Cape Wollaston (q.v.) (Argentina. MM, 1960b, p.104; Pierrou, 1970, p.249). Huemul Island (USBGN, 1965, p.99; USOO chart 6944, 1967). Isla Huemul, as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p. 156).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 40' 00.0" S
- 63.66667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 50' 00.0" W
- 60.83333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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