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The '''[[Whitmore Mountains]]''' are an isolated mountain range of the Transantarctic Mountains System, located in the [[Marie Byrd Land]] region of [[Westarctica]].
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The '''[[Antarctic toothfish]]''' is a species of cod icefish native to the [[Southern Ocean]]. It is often mistakenly referred to as an [[Antarctica|Antarctic]] cod, consistent with the misnaming of other notothenioid Antarctic fish as rock cods. However, notothenioid fishes are unrelated to cods, which are in another taxonomic order, the Gadiformes. The generic name Dissostichus is from the Greek ''dissos'' (twofold) and ''stichu''s (line) and refers to the presence of two long lateral lines, which are very important to the species’ ecology. The common name "toothfish" refers to the presence of biserial dentition in the upper jaw, thought to give it a shark-like appearance.
  
They consist of three small mountains and a cluster of [[nunatak]]s arranged in a semicircular pattern extending over 15 miles. The group was visited and surveyed on January 2, 1959, by William H. Chapman, cartographer with the [[Horlick Mountains]] Traverse Party. The mountains were named by Chapman for George D. Whitmore, Chief Topographic Engineer of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), who was a member of the Working Group on Cartography of the Scientific Committee on [[Antarctic]] Research.
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<p><small>Photographer: Jessica Meir</small></p>
 
 
The first title created in the [[Peerage of Westarctica]] was "Duke of Whitmore." However, after the initial structure of the nobility was modified in 2004, the title was reduced to [[Viscount of Whitmore]]. It has remained that way ever since, and the current Viscount has held that title continuously since 15 November 2015.
 
 
 
<p><small>Photo Credit: U.S. Antarctic Program</small></p>
 
 
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Seal-&-toothfish-Jessica-Meir N.jpg

The Antarctic toothfish is a species of cod icefish native to the Southern Ocean. It is often mistakenly referred to as an Antarctic cod, consistent with the misnaming of other notothenioid Antarctic fish as rock cods. However, notothenioid fishes are unrelated to cods, which are in another taxonomic order, the Gadiformes. The generic name Dissostichus is from the Greek dissos (twofold) and stichus (line) and refers to the presence of two long lateral lines, which are very important to the species’ ecology. The common name "toothfish" refers to the presence of biserial dentition in the upper jaw, thought to give it a shark-like appearance.

Photographer: Jessica Meir

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