Sea Creatures


“We hear and see whales blowing all around absolutely continuously at times. A particularly ugly killer poked his head up and had a look around by our floe. Penguins are croaking… and occasionally a shoal of them swim through a pool with a peculiar leaping movement like great fleas hopping along the water surface, and looking fine in the brilliant sunshine. About twenty seals were visible…this morning at one time. Crowds of snow petrels are on the wing, with occasional giant petrels and skua gulls.”

— Reginald James

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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