Crater Lake (South Shetland Islands)

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Crater Lake is a volcanic crater, now filled with water, lying north-west of Mount Kirkwood on the south side of Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The descriptive name was given by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1959.

Antarctic Specially Protected Area[edit]

The site forms part of an Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA 140), comprising several separate sites on Deception Island, and designated as such primarily for its botanic and ecological values.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands". Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 140: Measure 3, Appendix 1. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2005. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Crater Lake (South Shetland Islands)" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).


Coordinates: 62°59′S 60°40′W / 62.983°S 60.667°W / -62.983; -60.667