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Q: What Are the Unique Features of the Weddell Sea?

A cruise to the Weddell Sea will offer a chance to experience the region where Sir Ernest Shackleton famously lost his ship the Endurance on a failed attempt to reach the South Pole. With small boats Shackleton and his crew managed to survive an incredible journey through the northwestern part of the Weddell Sea ending at Elephant to the northwest of the Antarctic Peninsula. The Swedish explorer and scientist Nordenskiold also endured an incredible survival ordeal in this area a few years before Shackleton.

Paulet Island is one of the peals of the Weddell Sea and is home to some 100.000 Adelie penguins. Massive tabular icebergs drift in this area making it a truly amazing Antarctic experience. 

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