Polar Bear Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Polar Bear Point (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Point (8)
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:
An ice-covered point 2.4km southeast of Castle Rock on the east side of Hut Point Peninsula. Ross Island. Sheppard Crater with a notable breach crater stands at the base on the point, but no rock is exposed on the point which is well defined and elevated at the juncture with McMurdo Ice Shelf. Feature shown on: NZ AntTopo50-MF13
The name is allusive when viewed from the west, the appearance of the point is suggestive of the head, neck, and fore part of an Arctic polar bear. Named by United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN), 2000.
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