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Seal Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Seal Point (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Point
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:
situated on a small island off the N end of the promontory between Eagle Cove and Hut Cove, Trinity Peninsula, was surveyed by SwAE in 1903 and named Robbenspitze [=seal point], because a seal killed there relieved the food shortage of the SwAE party (Nordenskjöld, 1905a, map facing p.246); resurveyed by FIDS in 1945. Seal Point (BA chart 3213, 6.x.1950; APC, 1955, p.19; DOS 310 Hope Bay sheet, 1961). Islote Punta Foca [=seal point islet] and Punta Foca (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.311). Punta Seal (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.333; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.256). Punta Foca (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.368). Roca Foca, presumably referring to the small island (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.171).
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