Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishKaa’aka HillIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Hill(s) 
Latitude 14° 7' 38.3" S (-14.12731°)  
Longitude 131° 23' 54.9" W (-131.39858°)  
Min. Lat 14° 8' 31.5" S (-14.1421°)  
Min. Long 131° 24' 51.1" W (-131.4142°)  
Max. Lat 14° 6' 45.3" S (-14.1126°)  
Max. Long 131° 22' 57.5" W (-131.3826°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes Additional information (en): This feature has a nearly round shape. Minimum depth (m): 3775. Maximum depth (m): 4065. Total relief (m): 290. Dimension/size: 3.5 km x 3.6 km.     
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCUFN-34.2. Proposer: Caladan Oceanic LLC, Texas, USA. History: 2020.    
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): Discoverer: Research vessel DSSV Pressure Drop. Year of discovery: 2019. History: "Kaa’aka" is a Polynesian-named dolphin character from the novel “Startide Rising” by David Brin, which won the Hugo Award for best science-fiction novel in 1984. The area of the feature is in French Polynesia.    
Part of  South Pacific Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2022-07-29 15:10:08 by Lonneville Britt
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