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Porpoise Bay: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Porpoise Bay in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Porpoise Bay

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11956

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 30' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
128° 30' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.5

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 128.5

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): An ice-filled embayment about 90 mi wide indenting the coast between Cape Goodenough and Cape Morse. The U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) (1838-42) under Wilkes applied the name Porpoise Bay, after the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) brig identification of Porpoise Bay is based on the correlation of Wilkes' chart (1840) with G.D. Blodgett's reconnaissance map (1955) compiled from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1946-47). The name has been applied to the large embayment lying close SW in 6630S, 12830E, in keeping with Wilkes' original naming.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Porpoise Bay in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Porpoise Bay should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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