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.
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Weddell Sea

(ˈwɛdəl)
n
(Placename) an arm of the S Atlantic in Antarctica
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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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"Observations show that the recent polynyas opened from a combination of factors - one being the unusual ocean conditions, and the other being a series of very intense storms that swirled over the Weddell Sea with almost hurricane-force winds."
The catastrophe occurred in 2016 in Antarctica's Weddell Sea. Scientists say the colony at the edge of the Brunt Ice Shelf has collapsed with adult birds showing no sign of trying to re-establish the population.
The British Antarctic Society (BAS) used satellite imagery to study the behavior of the Halley Bay colony in the Weddell Sea due south of Cape Hope, which normally sees up to 25,000 penguin pairs mate each year.
The bird slowly made its way along the edge of the Antarctic continent until eventually ending up in the Weddell Sea on February 3, 2016, where it stayed until March 23.
The bird slowly made its way along the edge of the Antarctic continent before ending up in the Weddell Sea on February 3, 2016, where it stayed until March 23.
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.
Finally, in 1935, Ellsworth took off to fly from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea.
He joined more than 30 international scientists from different scientific fields and renowned organisations on the Weddell Sea Expedition, which is to attempt to locate and survey Sir Ernest Shackleton's lost ship Endurance, and increase understanding of Larsen-C, one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica.
More than a century on, a new breed of explorers has been searching for the sunken wreck in the Southern Ocean's Weddell Sea. But with cruel irony, their efforts were thwarted when a remote submarine became trapped in ice - just like Endurance.