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December 20th, 2011
Marine Ecosystems in the Mertz Glacier Region, Antarctica

In his account of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911–14, Sir Douglas Mawson (1915) described his encounter with large icebergs, resembling ice walls, during the voyage south to Adélie Land in January 1912: ‘a south‒south‒east was blowing as we came abreast of the ‘ice island’, which, by the way, was discovered to have drifted several miles to the north, thus proving itself to be a free‒floating berg’. They were to later learn that the ice formation was ‘nothing more than a high iceberg measuring forty miles in length’. Read More