- Bay of Whales
The Bay of Whales (coord|78|30|S|164|20|W|) is an iceport indenting the front of
Ross Ice Shelfjust northward of Roosevelt Island. A natural ice harbor which generally forms here, it served as the base site for Roald Amundsen's successful expedition to the South Pole, 1911, the Byrd Antarctic Expeditions of 1928-1930 and 1933-1935, and for the West Base of U.S. Antarctic Service, 1939-1941.
The configuration of the iceport is continuously changing. A survey by the Byrd expedition in 1934 determined that the feature lay at the junction of two separate ice systems, the movements of which are influenced by the presence of Roosevelt Island. Commander Glen Jacobsen, USN, who visited in the Atka in January 1955, found that calving of the
ice shelfrendered the iceport temporarily unusable. The feature was so named by Ernest Shackletonin the "Nimrod", January 24, 1908, because of the large number of whales seen in it.
Walvisbaai(synonymous name, but tropical: in southwest Africa)
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