This page presents the geographical name data for Lost Seal Stream in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Lost Seal Stream
Feature Class (see definition): Stream
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9052
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 36' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 14' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.6
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.2333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1992
Description (see definition): A glacial meltwater stream, 1.4 mi long, draining from the W margin of Commonwealth Glacier into the NE end of Lake Fryxell, in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land. The name was suggested by Diane McKnight, leader of a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) team that studied the hydrology of streams flowing into Lake Fryxell in several seasons, 1987-94. The name commemorates the encounter with a living Weddell seal. The seal wandered into the area N of Lake Fryxell during November 1990 and was evacuated by helicopter to New Harbor after it entered the camp area. A mummified seal is prominent at the mouth of the stream.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data