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Mr Pugh, whose mother is from Merthyr Tydfil and whose father's family come from Aberystwyth, has completed the most southerly swim ever undertaken, wearing just Speedos in water temperatures of minus 1.7C (29F), as part of a series of five swims to raise awareness of the need for a vast protected area in the Antarctic's Ross Sea.
Captain Ronnie Maclean's groundbreaking voyage to the Ross Sea has now been officially recognised in the Guinness Book of Records.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- During their last Antarctic campaign, NASA's Operation IceBridge completed the first-ever basin-wide airborne survey of ice in the Ross Sea. This survey, known as the Ross Sea Fluxgate mission, aimed to help researchers track the movement of sea ice in this critical region.
28 ( ANI ): Researchers using a modeling study have suggested that the Antarctica's Ross Sea's recent observed increase in summer sea-ice cover is likely to be short-lived, with the area projected to lose more than half its summer sea ice by 2050 and more than three quarters by 2100.
The second, covering the Ross Sea, was proposed by the United States and New Zealand.
The plan for a 1.6 million square kilometre (640,000 square mile) fishing-free haven in the Ross Sea, supported by the US, was knocked back after Moscow raised objections at an international meeting in July.
There are two proposals on the table: one concerns the creation of a marine protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea in the South-West Antarctic and the other would set up a network of seven MPAs in East Antarctica.
Washington, DC, May 24, 2012 --( To honor the centenary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, a team of five has been selected to traverse the Antarctic continent from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea via the South Pole.
1958: A British team led by Vivian Fuchs completed the first Antarctic crossing, 2,158 miles from Weddell Sea to Ross Sea in 99 days.
Others have trained more winners of the big summer handicap chase, the 2009 version of which will be run on Wednesday, but four Plate wins in a row, which Phonsie completed when Ross Sea scored in 1965, is a unique achievement.
He describes the first operations in the Ross Sea region, discoveries and advances made in science, the expansion of the program to include international cooperation, the environmental findings, and the use of the Base as a proving ground for young scientists.