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Hussey and the Adelies

During the afternoon three adelie penguins approached the ship across the floe while Hussey was discoursing sweet music on the banjo. The solemn-looking little birds appeared to appreciate It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, but they fled in horror when … Continue reading

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As far as the eye could reach

“The pack extended in all directions as far as the eye could reach.” — Ernest Shackleton

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Amphipods

“Wild shot a young Ross seal on the floe, and we manoeuvred the ship alongside. Hudson jumped down, bent a line on to the seal, and the pair of them were hauled up. The seal was 4 ft. 9 in. … Continue reading

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Diatoms

“Large numbers of bergs, mostly tabular in form, lay to the west of the islands, and we noticed that many of them were yellow with diatoms.” — Ernest Shackleton, South

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Entering the pack

Endurance entered the pack in earnest at latitude 59˚ 46″ S, longitude 18˚ 22″ W; 11 December 1914.

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Headed South

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A General Map

Showing an overview of the Southern Continent, and positions of the Ross and Weddell Seas.

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