Pankratz Bay

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Map showing location of Pankratz Bay in relation to Siple Island

Pankratz Bay (73°27′S 126°38′W) is a bay at the western end of Siple Island. The bay is just south of Lovill Bluff and opens into Wrigley Gulf.

Discovery and name

The bay was mapped by United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography collected during the years 1959–65. Pankraz Bay was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in honor of Leroy M. Pankratz, a United States Antarctic Research Program geomagnetician and seismologist who served at Byrd Station in 1965.

Peerage title

On 4 October 2020, Joffrey Heyraud was granted the peerage title Count of Pankratz in recognition of his support of Westarctica. His title is named for this bay.