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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Place ID: 9652
Name ID: 110172

Feature type: Point

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

E entrance point of Potter Cove (q.v.), King George Island, was called Punta Baliza [=beacon point] by Araya and Hervé (1966, p.17); later called Punta Elefante by AAE after the elephant seal (Mirounga leonina), in connexion with the establishment of SSSI No. 13 in this vicinity under the Antarctic Treaty. Mirounga Point (APC, 1986, p.3; SPRI, 1986, p.232).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 14' 13.1" S
- 62.23697°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 40' 40.7" W
- 58.67797°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
13-Nov-1985

Related information

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