Bay of Whales

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The Bay of Whales is an iceport indentation of the Ross Ice Shelf and is the southernmost point of open ocean in the world. It lies adjacent to Westarctica, 15 degrees west of Westarctica's western border, at 78°30′S and 164°20′W.

In 1987 the Bay ceased to exist when a large iceberg, iceberg B-9, broke off of the Ross Ice Shelf.