I’ve just returned from filming the Weddell Sea Expedition covering the first 2 months of this year in Antarctica. The WSE was on 2 missions, to carry out scientific work in the Larsson C area of the Weddell Sea and to search for Shackleton’s ship Endurance that sunk in the Weddell Sea in 1915. If you aren’t familiar with the story it’s worth reading about, as it really was an epic achievement of the failed expedition to stay alive and get to safety.
We were the first visitors to the famous break away giant iceberg A68, but got chased away eventually by a build up of ice floe. The science in this area sampled the ice, water, looked at the phytoplankton and diatoms, salinity, temperature and flow, mud samples, seabed biology, and mapped not only sea floor but for the first time underneath sea ice. As with all new technologyRead More