Urchin Rock (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Urchin Rock (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Rock
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:
awash near NE end of Grandidier Channel, W of Berthelot Islands, Graham Coast, was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and charted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit, 1957-58; so named because it is a hazard at the edge of the channel, an urchin being a roguish or mischievous boy (APC, 1959a, p.12; BA chart 3573, 26.viii.1960). Roca Erizo [= sea-urchin rock], being an inapt translation of the English name (Chile. DNH chart 1502, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.116).
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