Name details

Mirounga Point

Mirounga Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mirounga Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 128961

Feature type: Point (8)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

The E entrance point to Potter Cove, King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The feature was called "Punta Baliza" (beacon point) by R. Araya and F. Herve, 1966; later called "Punta Elefante" by the Argentine Antarctic Expedition after the elephant seal (Mirounga leonina), in connection with the establishment of SSSI No. 13 (Site of Special Scientific Interest) in this vicinity under the Antarctic Treaty. The approved name avoids the duplication of Elephant Point on Livingston Island.

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Location

Latitude:
62° 14' 00.0" S
- 62.23333°
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Longitude:
58° 41' 00.0" W
- 58.68333°
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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 Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
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Date approved:
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