Watt Bay ( Coordinates: ) is a bay about 16 nautical miles (30 km) wide indenting the coast between Garnet Point and Cape De la Motte. Discovered by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson, who named it for W.A. Watt, Premier of Victoria in 1911.
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A bay is a recessed, coastal body of water that directly connects to a larger main body of water, such as an ocean, a lake, or another bay. A large bay is usually called a gulf, sea, sound, or bight. A cove is a type of smaller bay with a circular inlet and narrow entrance. A fjord is a particularly steep bay shaped by glacial activity.
Garnet Point is a rocky coastal point consisting of garnet gneiss, located at the west side of the entrance to Watt Bay, in the George V Coast area of Antarctica. Garnet Point was discovered by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson, and named by that expedition's geological party led by Frank L. Stillwell.
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Frost Glacier is a channel glacier flowing to the head of Porpoise Bay, Antarctica. It was delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump (1946–47), and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for John Frost, boatswain on the brig Porpoise of the United States Exploring Expedition (1838–42) under Charles Wilkes.
Mertz Glacier is a heavily crevassed glacier in George V Coast of East Antarctica. It is the source of a glacial prominence that historically has extended northward into the Southern Ocean, the Mertz Glacial Tongue. It is named in honor of the Swiss explorer Xavier Mertz.
Beaver Glacier is a glacier about 15 miles (24 km) long and 4 miles (6 km) wide, flowing west into Amundsen Bay between Auster Glacier and Mount Gleadell. The head of Beaver Glacier is located very close to the base of Mount King in Enderby Land. It was visited by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) party on October 28, 1956, and named after the Beaver aircraft used by ANARE in coastal exploration.
Enderby Land is a projecting land mass of Antarctica. Its shore extends from Shinnan Glacier at about 1⁄24 of the earth's longitude. It was first documented in western and eastern literature in February 1831 by John Biscoe aboard the whaling brig Tula, and named after the Enderby Brothers of London, the ship's owners who encouraged their captains to combine exploration with sealing.to William Scoresby Bay at , approximately
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Sakellari Peninsula is a large ice-covered peninsula between Amundsen Bay and Casey Bay in Enderby Land, Antarctica. This region was photographed by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) in 1956-57 and by the Soviet expedition in the Lena in 1957. Named by the Soviet expedition for Nikolai Sakellari, Soviet scientist and navigator.
Arneb Glacier or Hallett Glacier is a glacier 3 nautical miles (6 km) long and 2 nautical miles (4 km) wide, situated in a cliff-walled bay between Hallett Peninsula and Redcastle Ridge and flowing northwest into Edisto Inlet as a floating ice tongue. It was named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1957–58, for USS Arneb, which in the 1957 season carried the buildings and stores for the establishment of Hallett Station and revisited the station in subsequent seasons.
Cave Bay is a cove, 0.3 nautical miles (0.6 km) wide, which has been formed by the erosion of an extinct volcanic crater of which Mount Andree forms the north side, indenting the west side of Heard Island between West Bay and South West Bay. The cove is roughly charted on an American sealer's sketch map prepared during the 1860–70 period. It was more accurately charted and first named on a geological sketch map illustrating the 1929 work of the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition under Douglas Mawson.
Cape De la Motte is a prominent cape in George V Land in Antarctica separating Watt Bay and Buchanan Bay. Just to the south, the continental ice surface rises 520 metres (1,700 ft) at Mount Hunt. The cape was charted by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson, who named it for C. P. de la Motte, third officer on the expedition ship Aurora. It has been conjectured that the high land behind this cape is "Point Case", which the United States Exploring Expedition (1838–42) under Lieutenant Charles Wilkes saw from what was called "Disappointment Bay" on January 23, 1840.
Kvarsnes Foreland is a prominent, rocky foreland projecting into the south side of Edward VIII Bay close west of the Øygarden Group. It was mapped and named by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37.
Doolette Bay is a bay lying at the junction of the western side of the Ninnis Glacier Tongue with the mainland. It was discovered by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson, who named it after George Philip Doolette of Adelaide, a patron of the expedition.
Hunt Peak is a triangular rock peak, 610 metres (2,000 ft) high, marking the north side of the entrance to Stonehouse Bay on the east coast of Adelaide Island, Antarctica. It was discovered and first roughly surveyed in 1909 by the French Antarctic Expedition under Jean-Baptiste Charcot. It was resurveyed in 1948 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), who named the point marked by this peak for Sergeant Kenneth D. Hunt, a mechanic for the expedition's Noorduyn Norseman airplane in 1950. Further survey in 1957–58 by the FIDS showed no definable point in the vicinity and the name was transferred to the peak.
Rund Bay is a small bay indenting the south shore of Edward VIII Bay immediately east of Kvarsnes Foreland. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, who named it Rundvika.
Mount Murchison is a dome-shaped, mostly snow-covered mountain, 565 metres (1,850 ft) high, on the west side of the Mertz Glacier, about 11 miles (18 km) southwest of the head of Buchanan Bay. It was discovered by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson, who named it for Roderick Murchison of Melbourne, a patron of the expedition.