Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

MRGID http://marineregions.org/mrgid/16513
Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Names
Language Name Name source
EnglishCape MurraySCAR Composite Gazetteer   
DutchKaap MurrayBelgica, de eerste overwintering in Antarctica 1897-1899 / Belgica, the first hibernation in Antarctica 1897-1899   
Frenchcap MurrayFour maps representing Belgian toponyms in Antarctica   
PlaceType Cape 
Latitude 64° 21' 0" S (-64.35°)  
Longitude 61° 37' 59.9" W (-61.6333°)  
Source SCAR Composite Gazetteer
Notes Belgica information: A cape forming the western end of Murray Island, off the west coast of Graham Land. First charted by the BelgAE under Lt. Adrien de Gerlache (1897-99) and at the time considered to be joined to Graham Land. Named by Gerlache, presumably for Sir John Murray, British marine zoologist and oceanographer, an ardent advocate of Antarctic research (http://www.mapplanet.com/?do=loc&country=_A&adm1=08&loc=20008495 / http://geonames.usgs.gov).    
Belgica information: A cape forming the western end of Murray Island, off the west coast of Graham Land. First charted by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Lt. Adrien de Gerlache (1897-1899) and at the time considered to be joined to Graham Land. Named by Gerlache, for Sir John Murray, British marine zoologist and oceanographer, who participated in the Challenger expedition and an ardent advocate of Antarctic research.    
Relation 
Part of  Antarctic Peninsula (Peninsula)  [view hierarchy]   
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Edit history Last edited on 2007-11-08 08:37:08 by De Hauwere Nathalie
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