Prydz Bay

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Prydz Bay, Antarctica

Prydz Bay is a deep embayment of Antarctica between the Lars Christensen Coast and Ingrid Christensen Coast. The Lambert Glacier flows from Lambert Graben into the Amery Ice Shelf on the south-west side of Prydz Bay. The bay is traversed by the north-westerly line of equal latitude and longitude.

History[edit]

Portions of the bay were sighted in January and February 1931 by Norwegian whalers and the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE). It was explored in February 1935 by Norwegian whaler Captain Klarius Mikkelsen in the ship Thorshavn, and was mapped in considerable detail from aerial photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition of 1936-37. Named for Olaf Prydz, general manager of the Hvalfangernes Assuranceforening in Sandefjord, Norway.

Research stations[edit]

The Russian Progress, Romanian Law-Racoviţă and Chinese Zhongshan Stations are located on Prydz Bay at the Larsemann Hills Oasis.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Prydz Bay" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Coordinates: 69°0′S 75°0′E / 69.000°S 75.000°E / -69.000; 75.000