Sperm Bluff (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Sperm Bluff (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Bluff (2f)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A dark bluff rising to 1085m in the west standing at the north side of Cotton Glacier and 4km southwest of Mount Suess in Victoria Land. The bluff, which protrudes about 450m above the ice, is essentially flat in the central portion, but tapers eastward ending in a low rounded spur. Feature shown on: NZ AntTopo50-MD08
Charted and named by the British Antarctic Expedition (Terra Nova expedition, BrAE), 1910-13. When viewed from the east, the northern face of the bluff suggests the blunt head of the sperm whale. Killer Ridge to the southeast was similarly named for orca.
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