Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishTabajara CanyonIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Canyon(s) 
Latitude 21° 49' 16.5" S (-21.82126°)  
Longitude 39° 53' 26.2" W (-39.8906°)  
Min. Lat 21° 52' 16.4" S (-21.8712°)  
Min. Long 39° 58' 58.2" W (-39.9828°)  
Max. Lat 21° 46' 28.1" S (-21.7745°)  
Max. Long 39° 47' 48" W (-39.7967°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes Additional information (en): This feature has been mentioned in many scientific papers, publications and studies on the Brazilian continental margin, such as Schereiner et al (2008), and Almeida & Kowsmann (2014). Minimum depth (m): 431. Maximum depth (m): 1754. Total relief (m): 1323. Dimension/size: 25 km long and 1 to 2.5 km wide.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCUFN-34. Proposer: Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation (DHN), Brazil. History: 2020.    
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): Discoverer: Brazilian survey vessel "Almirante C├ómara". Year of discovery: 1991. History: Tabajara is known as a historic indigenous group that lived in coastal areas of the Northeast of Brazil.The Tabajara group originated as a subdivision of the Tupi people. This is a historical classification for indigenous groups which demonstrated a receptive behavior with the Portuguese colonizers. Nowadays, the Tabajara people seek recognition of their ethnicity and lands in Northeast Brazil.    
Part of  South Atlantic Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2021-09-02 22:35:14 by Lonneville Britt
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