Drake Passage


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Drake Passage

A strait between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. It connects the southern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Drake Passage

n
(Placename) a strait between S South America and the South Shetland Islands, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Drake′ Pas′sage


n.
a strait between S South America and the South Shetland Islands, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
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The Drake Passage below sparkles to a far horizon as we make our way westward from Punta Arenas in Chile, to the Antarctic Peninsula and finally to Union Glacier, a private base operated by Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE), located in the Heritage Range, below the Ellsworth Mountains.
The team will be embarking on a very physically demanding voyage, which will see them endure freezing temperatures and crossing the Drake Passage, considered one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world.
Summary: Kochi (Kerala) [India], Jan 19 (ANI): The Indian Navy's first all-women crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, which was flagged-off from Goa in September, has rounded the Cape Horn through the Drake Passage, early Friday morning.
After a stormy crossing through the Drake Passage , it was the first warmth we'd felt in days.
According to an ESA statement, ocean currents could drag the iceberg, or pieces of it, as far north as the Falkland Islands, posing a hazard for ships in the Drake Passage.
In total, 955 biallelic SNP loci confirmed the existence of strongly divergent populations on either side of the Drake Passage.
We hear about a near-death experience as Barracco and his team narrowly escaped a falling piece of ice (he vividly describes how the ice groaned as it cracked), and how the team survived their journey across the infamous Drake Passage, which lived up to its 'reputation as a fearsome stretch of water'.
Drake Passage has had a few chances and is probably not one to take a short price with, but he won't find a better opportunity to shed his maiden tag in the mile two-year-old maiden for John Oxx and Declan McDonogh.
To reach the Antarctic circle, you'd be passing the Drake Passage where you can witness the sharp profile of the South Shetland Archipelago and catch fur seals and papua penguins.
You'll fly in and out of the Argentine adventure hub of Ushuaia - the world's southernmost city - embarking on a trip through Drake Passage to meet icebergs and glaciers, elephant seals, penguins, whales and seabirds amid scenery to take your breath away.
On day 4, they cross the legendary Drake Passage, which is a milestone in any adventurer's personal travel.
Steph Jeavons, |38, in Antarctica after crossing the Drake Passage with her bike (inset)