Weddell Sea

  1. an arm of the south Atlantic in Antarctica to the east of the Antarctic Peninsula
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  • These observations will provide a valuable supplement to the simultaneous records of other expeditions, especially the British in McMurdo Sound and the German in Weddell Sea, above all as regards the hypsometer observations (for the determination of altitude) on sledge journeys. The South Pole~ Remarks on the Meteorological Observations at Framheim
  • However, when the Endurance was crushed the event was so unexpected and sudden that his entire stock of negatives was in immediate danger of sinking to the bottom of the Weddell Sea, to be lost forever.
  • The whales were choosy preferring weddell seals, which can be up to 11 feet long, to the more aggressive crabeater and leopard seals. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • The current is not, however, continuous around Antarctica and it is absorbed in the two large gyre systems of the Weddell Sea and the Ross Sea.
  • For, while Palmer could not have "coasted" to 44o West as the Antarctic coast veers far south along the Weddell Sea around 57o West., that is the longitude of the South Orkney Islands. Palmer, Nathaniel
  • But during studies of the foraging behavior of Weddell seals, the researchers acquired considerable data on two important fish species: the Antarctic silverfish and the Antarctic toothfish.
  • Our research team in Antarctica includes eight biologists who travel south every austral summer to study Weddell seals as they hunt beneath the sea ice.
  • Weddell seal Leptonychotes weddelli, Ross seal Ommatophoca rossi and crabeater seal Lobodon carcinophagus are occasionally present on Heard Island (at the extreme northern limit of their pelagic ranges), while subantarctic fur seal A. tropicalis was first recorded on Heard Island in 1987/88. Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Australia
  • Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli) and crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus) are very rare vagrants from the south. MacQuarie Island, Australia
  • The ship became beset in the ice of the Weddell Sea on 18 January 1915 and was crushed and sank on 21 November.
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