Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishAgard SeamountUS BGN Advisory Committee on Undersea Features (ACUF)   
PlaceType Seamount(s) 
Latitude 25° 31' 25.5" N (25.523748°)  
Longitude 173° 39' 56.4" W (-173.665663°)  
Source US BGN Advisory Committee on Undersea Features (ACUF), available online at
Notes Additional information (en): Agard Seamount is located in the Northern Pacific Ocean, in the vicinity of the western Hawaiian Ridge; approx., 80 miles SE of Lisianski Island; it’s beyond the U.S. Territorial Sea and within the U.S. EEZ. It is situated within the Papahanumokuakea Marine Nat’l Monument. Feature Description: Max depth: approx. 4,600m, Min depth: approx. 3,406m, Total Relief: approx. 1,194m. Survey vessel: NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer. The commemorative name is in honor of Mr. Louis “Uncle Buzzy” Agard, who recently passed away; (1924-2015). Mr. Agard was instrumental in the creation of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. He was a commercial fisherman and vigorous advocate for increased protection of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Proposer: Dr. Daniel Wagner, NOAA Papahanumokuakea Marine Nat’l Monument. Approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names at USBGN Meeting 271; 17 Oct. 2017.    
ACUF unique id (UFI) (en): 14457398    
Part of  North Pacific Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2018-10-18 09:31:18 by Oset Garcia Paula
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