Rubber Duck Lake

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This week at Davis: 13 April 2012

A few months ago one of our team, Greg Wilson (Comms Technical Officer), submitted a recommendation to the Antarctic Names Committee to have an unnamed lake near Watts Hut in the Vestfold Hills, named Rubber Duck Lake. To his great surprise the committee have approved his suggestion and it will be so-named.

The entry is as follows…

Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica

Rubber Duck Lake

SCAR Gazetteer Ref. No 19382

A small, blue, freshwater duck shaped lake, approximately 1500m across, 1km east of Watts Hut in the Vestfold Hills. The distinctive shape of the lake lends itself to the name. The lake is a useful navigation point when walking between Crooked Lake and Watts Hut. The name is consistent with a number of other lakes in the Vestfolds, which have names based on their distinctive shapes. These include Cat Lake, Tassie Lake, Shield Lake, Lebed Lake (Russian for Swan Lake) and Medusa Lake to name a few.

Latitude: 68° 36' 04.0" S -68.601°

Longitude: 78° 15' 02.0" E 78.251°

The map position of Rubber Duck Lake
The position of Rubber Duck Lake on Vestfold Hills Map 5.
(Photo: Australian Antarctic Data Centre)
Satellite shot of Rubber Duck Lake in the Vestfold Hills.
Satellite shot of Rubber Duck Lake in the Vestfold Hills.
(Photo: Henk Brolsma)
A rubber duck at Davis for comparison
For comparison...
(Photo: Greg Wilson)
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