Juturna Lake

Juturna Lake (Bulgarian: езеро Ютурна, romanizedezero Yuturna, IPA: [ˈɛzɛro juˈturnɐ]) is the roughly triangular lake extending 220 m in west-east direction and 150 m in north-south direction at the east extremity of South Beaches on Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Its surface area is 1.9 ha. The lake is separated from sea by a 40 to 57 m wide strip of land, and drains by way of a 260 m long stream flowing into the sea west of Rish Point. It is surmounted by Ritli Hill on the east.[1] The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.[2]

Juturna Lake
Location of lake in the South Shetland Islands
Location of lake in the South Shetland Islands
Juturna Lake
LocationLivingston Island, Antarctica
Coordinates62°40′14″S 60°55′37.5″W / 62.67056°S 60.927083°W / -62.67056; -60.927083Coordinates: 62°40′14″S 60°55′37.5″W / 62.67056°S 60.927083°W / -62.67056; -60.927083
Lake typeGlacial lake
Max. length220 metres (720 ft)
Max. width150 metres (490 ft)
Surface area1.9 hectares (4.7 acres)
Map of Antarctic Specially Protected Area ASPA 126 Byers Peninsula featuring Juturna Lake
Map of Livingston, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands

The feature is named after Juturna, a Roman deity of springs and streams, daughter of Volturnus.[1]


Juturna Lake is centred at 62°40′14″S 60°55′37.5″W / 62.67056°S 60.927083°W / -62.67056; -60.927083, which is 320 m northeast of Rish Point and 870 m southwest of Clark Nunatak. Detailed Spanish mapping in 1992, and Bulgarian mapping in 2009 and 2017.


  • Península Byers, Isla Livingston. Mapa topográfico a escala 1:25000. Madrid: Servicio Geográfico del Ejército, 1992
  • L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4
  • L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Smith Island. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2017. ISBN 978-619-90008-3-0
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Juturna Lake. SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica
  2. ^ L. Ivanov. General Geography and History of Livingston Island. In: Bulgarian Antarctic Research: A Synthesis. Eds. C. Pimpirev and N. Chipev. Sofia: St. Kliment Ohridski University Press, 2015. pp. 17–28.


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This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.