Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishBligh ValleyIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2019-05-03 - current version)   
PlaceType Valley 
Latitude 47° 42' 23.7" S (-47.70657°)  
Longitude 178° 40' 2.1" E (178.66724°)  
Min. Lat 47° 54' 42.6" S (-47.9118°)  
Min. Long 178° 25' 1.4" E (178.4171°)  
Max. Lat 47° 30' 4.8" S (-47.5013°)  
Max. Long 178° 55' 2.7" E (178.9174°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2019-05-03 - current version), available online at
Notes Previous coordinates: Lat: -47.7283; Long: 178.7    
Additional information: This small feature extends W of the Bounty Islands, approximately 700 km E-SE of the SE coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is clearly defined from the edge of Bounty Shelf. The name first appeared on Island Bathymetry Series (IBS) chart 'Bounty Island' in 1969. Minimum depth (m): 250. Maximum depth (m): 500. Total relief (m): 250. Dimension/size: 40 km x 5 km.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal: Associated meeting: SCUFN-31. Proposer: New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB). History: 2018.    
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery: History: Named after Lieutenant William Bligh, Commander of HMS Bounty, who discovered and named the adjacent Bounty islands in 1788.    
Part of  South Pacific Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2019-05-13 13:26:55 by Lonneville Britt
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