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James Weddell Exploring Antarctica

This is our Prezi of James Weddell exploring Antarctica and other facts about his findings and discoverings.

Kirsten DeMasters

on 31 January 2013

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Transcript of James Weddell Exploring Antarctica

Sunken Ship James Weddell; Discoverer of the Weddell Sea James Weddell, Ernest Shackleton, and their crew were crossing the Weddell Sea when Shackleton's boat got stuck in the ice. The boat was abandoned by them on October 17, 1915 and sunk on November 20, 1915. About the Weddell Island and Sea The Weddell Sea is in Antarctica by the Falkland Islands. One of the islands in the Falkland Islands is called the Weddell Island because James visited them. Before Weddell went there in the early 1800s, it was named Swan Island. Size & Location The Weddell Sea is located in the Southern Atlantic Ocean. The area of the sea is about 1,080,000 square miles. The sea is about 2 thousand kilometers in width. It's current location is at 82.16 degrees south and 25.56 degrees west. James Weddell James Weddell went to the Falkland Islands to get his ship repaired. After it got destroyed. Since Weddell was a seal hunter, his task was to look for a place where there were seals. In February 1823, he concluded that the only place they would find it would be so far down to the south. Weddell was the only explorer that had an easy passage to the Weddell Sea. Even though others had larger ships. Hope you enjoyed learning about James Weddell and the Weddell Sea! The End! By: Kirsten & Ulu (:
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