Penguin Bight

Penguin Bight (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Penguin Bight  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 11067
Name ID: 110560

Feature type: Bight

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

SE coast of Seymour Island. The feature was named "Pinguinbucht" from the large penguin rookery observed there (Nordenskjöld et al, 1904, Vol. 2, first end map). The name in the form "Penguin Bay" was also applied to the feature (Nordenskjöld et al, 1905, p. 56; BA chart 3205, 28.vii.1933; 1948, p.179), but was later rejected on the grounds that the coast north-east of Penguin Point is so slightly indented as not to need a name, following survey by FIDS from Hope Bay in September 1952 (APC(55)12). However, the recent revised map shows "Penguin Bay" as a significant feature (Becher and Tope, 1988, loose map), for which the generic term 'bight' is considered more appropriate than 'bay'. Spanish forms of the name appear as Bahia Pingüino (Argentina. MM, 1953, p. 323; Pierrou, 1970, p. 593) and Fondeadero Pingüino (Chile. DNH, 1962, p. 223; IHA, 1974, p.227).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 16' 00.0" S
- 64.26667°
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Longitude:
56° 39' 00.0" W
- 56.65000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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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-May-1991

Related information

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