Timelapse travel through the pack ice

Author: Chris Turney

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The Antarctic winter has dramatic effects across the region. One of the most profound of which is the freezing of surface waters, forming a vast amount of sea ice that effectively doubles in the size of the continent. In places this sea ice can be up to 3 metres thick. During the following summer, the vast majority of this sea ice breaks up and is swept away north to melt by the winds and ocean currents. This short time-lapse movie shows our expedition vessel, the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, finding…more

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