Medusa Pool

Medusa Pool is a tidal lagoon which occupies the west side of the central lowlands of in the . The name, given by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1971, is associated in classical mythology with the geomorphologically similar , nearby, Medusa being one of the gorgons.

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is a broad stretch of flat sand with a smooth surface only a few metres above sea level, between Medusa Pool and on , . is situated 700 metres east of Medusa Pool.

is a hot, brackish steaming pond located east of and below the west slopes of volcanically active , in northwest , . is situated 1 km northwest of Medusa Pool.

is a lake, or perhaps lagoon, between the and in , . is situated 1¼ km northeast of Medusa Pool.

is a reddish, cindery, sulphur-streaked hill forming the summit of the northern section of in the . is situated 1¼ km north of Medusa Pool.

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