Castenholz Pond (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Castenholz 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.
Large pond, approximately 2053m², with dense mats of benthic cyanobacteria, on McMurdo Ice Shelf and south of Bratina Island.
Named for the late eminent US biologist with Antarctic connections, Professor Richard Castenholz. One of a group of ponds subject to continuous monitoring since 1989. Name first applied as 'Casten Pond' 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). Modified by NZ-ANC to 'Castenholz Pond' when approved in 2019.
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