Conophyton Pond (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Conophyton Pond (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Water body
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Clear shallow pond, approximately 141m², with dense cyanobacterial growths across the base of the pond. Located on McMurdo Ice Shelf and south of Bratina Island.
For cyanobacterial growths across the base of the pond that resemble conophyton stromatolites – ancient fossils. One of a group of ponds subject to continuous monitoring since 1989. Name first applied by Professor S.J. de Mora (University of Auckland) during events K081, K013 in 1987. Surveyed and named on plan L&S 37/165 (1991).
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