Weddell Sea


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Wed·dell Sea

 (wĭ-dĕl′, wĕd′l)
A sea of the southern Atlantic Ocean off western Antarctica east of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is named for James Weddell (1787-1834), a British navigator.

Weddell Sea

(ˈwɛdəl)
n
(Placename) an arm of the S Atlantic in Antarctica

Wed′dell Sea′

(ˈwɛd l, wəˈdɛl)
n.
an arm of the Atlantic, E of Antarctic Peninsula.
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Noun1.Weddell Sea - an arm of the south Atlantic in Antarctica to the east of the Antarctic Peninsula
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Much of the krill fishing industry is centred on the Weddell Sea, an area being considered for the worlds biggest ocean sanctuary.
1958: A British team led by Vivian Fuchs completed the first crossing of the Antarctic, covering 2,158 miles from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea in 99 days.
The iceberg, known as A68, "calved off " from the enormous Larsen Ice Shelf, in the Antarctic's Weddell Sea, exposing the seabed.
Covering the Weddell Sea next to the Antarctic peninsula, it would be five times the size of Germany, the country proposing it.
edu/content/soccom-float-surfaces-inside-rare-antarctic-sea-ice-opening) Weddell Sea in the 1970s , that was the last time a polynya this large was observed.
The geo-locator showed that after it left Northumberland, it flew down the coast of Africa, into the Indian Ocean, on to Antarctica and the Weddell Sea which forms the southernmost tip of the Atlantic Ocean, then back via Africa.
He planned to sail his ship Endurance to the Weddell Sea.
Strong positive surface pressure anomalies occurred over the South Pacific, southwest of Australia, and over the South Atlantic, while strong negative surface pressure anomalies occurred over the Weddell Sea (Fig.
The first, into the Weddell Sea, almost resulted in the same fate as Shackleton's famous later voyage.
The research studied the geomorphology of three massifs in the southern Ellsworth Mountains in the heart of the Weddell Sea embayment.
In a recent expedition to the Weddell Sea, 674 marine species were found, 80 percent of which were new to science," said co- author, Ceridwen Fraser, from ANU's Fenner School of Environment and Society.