Lost Seal Stream (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Lost Seal Stream (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Watercourse
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 glacial meltwater stream, approximately 1.5km long, draining from the west margin of Commonwealth Glacier into the northeast end of Lake Fryxell, just west of McKnight Creek, in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MF10
The name was suggested by Diane McKnight, leader of a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) team that studied the hydrology of streams flowing into Lake Fryxell in several seasons, 1987-94. The name commemorates the encounter with a living Weddell seal. The seal wandered into the area north of Lake Fryxell during November 1990 and was evacuated by helicopter to New Harbour after it entered the camp area. A mummified seal is prominent at the mouth of the stream.
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