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Antarctica: Weddell Sea

A few sailings pass through the iceberg-strewn Antarctic sound to reach the pack-ice of the Weddell Sea, graveyard of several early expeditionary ships. Nordenskjöld’s hut is preserved at Snow Hill Island; here he and his group of turn-of-the-(20th)-century scientists survived two Antarctic winters in what amounts to a potting shed.

Leopard seals bask on the ice floes, Adélie penguins throng on Paulet Island and a rookery of Emperor penguins is to be found at Snow Hill Island.

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