Sarcophagus Pond

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Sarcophagus Pond (77°33′S 160°43′E / 77.550°S 160.717°E / -77.550; 160.717Coordinates: 77°33′S 160°43′E / 77.550°S 160.717°E / -77.550; 160.717) is a small ice-covered pond 0.15 nautical miles (0.3 km) east-northeast of Dauphin Pond in the Labyrinth of Wright Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys. A descriptive name suggested by the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) field party that sampled the pond in the 2003-04 season. A rock in the middle of the pond is shaped like a stone coffin.

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