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km²) over the Weddell Sea had completely disappeared by 2002.
It is believed that the break-up of Gondwana started in the Weddell
writes, "The Weddell Sea is, according to the testimony of all who
have sailed through its berg-filled waters, the most treacherous and
dismal region on earth.
Weddell Sea is the 'bay' in the top left
corner. Not to be confused with the Wandel Sea.
A Weddell seal can grow 3 meters long and weigh between 400-600 kg.
The Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes weddellii), is a true seal that occurs
in large numbers and inhabits the circumpolar region of the southern
hemisphere, including Antarctica.
The Weddell seal was named and discovered by a British sealing
captain, James Weddell in the 1820s when he was on a sailing
expedition within the Weddell Sea,
Weddell Sea (wĕd`əl), arm of the Atlantic Ocean, W Antarctica, SE of
South America, bordered by the Antarctic Peninsula and Coats Land.
Weddell Sea an arm of the S Atlantic in Antarctica
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Crustal ages in the Weddell Sea between break up and Chron 34: their
relationship with the opening of the South Atlantic Ocean
crustal blocks directly related to the Weddell Sea were welded and
moving together at about 150 Ma. Attempts to consider the Antarctic
Peninsula block fixed to Antarctica prior to that (i.e.
The tectonics of the Weddell Sea is difficult to resolve because of
the paucity in data coverage which adds to its inherent complexity.
color composite shows a portion of the Weddell Sea, which is
adjacent to the continent of Antarctica.
In 1999, the Weddell Sea was quiet until mid-July. Towards the end of
the month, a sizeable area of reduced ice concentration opened up.
there was less ice than usual in the Weddell Sea, in the same area as
the giant Weddell polynya of the '70's.
of the Weddell Sea - the ice is starting to break out! This has been
precipitated by long-awaited southwesterly winds combined with warming
summer temperatures in the Weddell Sea.
The huge Weddell Sea, at its widest it is more than 1250 miles across,
is located on the south-east side of the Antarctic Peninsula.
The Weddell Sea was discovered in 1823 by the British
sealer James Weddell.
Atmospheric and oceanic forcing of Weddell Sea ice motion
Atmospheric and oceanic forcing of Weddell Sea ice motion
the southwestern Weddell Sea and up to 80 % in the northern and
eastern Weddell Sea.
Received 13 December 1994; accepted 6 March 1996; .
Citation: Kottmeier, C.
The Weddell Sea is one of
these sites where a relatively thin first-year ice cover is constantly
being changed by mixing of heat from below and stress exerted
Adelie Penguins an ice floe in the Weddell Sea A flock of Adelie
Penguins warily observed our approach and then started tobogganing
toward the far side of the floe.
Several ice sheets feed into the Weddell Sea and there is a lot more
floating ice there than there is on the other side of the peninsula.
Weddell Seal on an ice floe in the Weddell Sea A solitary Weddell Seal
was lying quietly on the ice floe. Weddell Seals are "true seals".
Day 4 We will sail into the Weddell Sea and if the Antarctic Sound is
accessible and the ice does not prevent us to sail further, we might
see the huge tabular icebergs that announce our arrival to the
Weddell Sea - In search of the Emperor Penguin
Nov. 23 - Dec.
The Weddell seal face has been compared to that of a cat due to a
short mouth line and similarities in the structure of the nose and
The Weddell seal grows a thin fur coat around their whole body except
for small areas around the flippers.
Young Weddell Seals have a gray pelage for the first 3 to 4 weeks;
later they turn a darker color. The pups reach maturity at 3 years of
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Weddell Sea is usually heavily iced, the pack generally extending
north to about 60° S in the western and central sectors in early
6/ How do Weddell seals manage to survive out on the open ice? How do
they get to the sea?
2/ How do Weddell mothers look after their young?
8/ Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes wedelli) at breathing holes
4/ Why do they have such large eyes?
9/ Why are the White Island Weddell seals special?
Weddell seals are animals of the ice. They live further south
than any other mammal.
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southern and western Weddell Sea is supplied by tidal currents .
A paper on the topic, "Tides in the Weddell Sea", has been
published in: Ocean, Ice, and Atmosphere: Interactions at the
Antarctic Continental Margin, Antarctic Research Series,
floating glacial ice sheets in the Weddell Sea lead to surface
waters becoming cooler, saltier, and therefore denser.
Weddell Sea (see Baroclinic tides section for summary).
in the Weddell Sea; origin and nature of the Weddell Sea embayment
area - continental or oceanic?; origin and nature of continent-ocean
boundaries and the prominent escarpments bounding the
protected the Weddell Sea from the type of comprehensive investigation
carried out in other key oceanic areas so that progress towards
generally accepted models has been slow and characterized by
surrounding the Weddell Sea should be reconstructed within the
Gondwana supercontinent have prevented the acceptance of plausible
Gondwana break-up models.
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Circumpolar influences on the Weddell Sea: Indication of an Antarctic
circumpolar coastal wave (Journal of Climate)
Weddell sea tectonics and Gondwana break-up.
Weddell Sea (wed'ul) , arm of the Atlantic Ocean, W Antarctica,
SE of South America, bordered by the Antarctic Peninsula and Coats
Free-Air and Bouguer Gravity Maps of the Weddell Sea Region
Figure 1 from Studinger and Miller, 1999, JGR. (a) Free-air anomaly
nature of the crust of the Weddell Sea embayment (based on geophysical
data ) lead to conflicting geodynamic
Nevertheless, the Weddell Sea is one of the most important
areas for understanding the West Antarctic reconstructions of
in the northwestern Weddell Sea investigating the sediment record in a
deep glacial trough twice the size of Texas. The trough was unveiled
in the 2002 Larsen B ice shelf collapse.
It was in the Weddell Sea that Ernest Shackleton became trapped in ice
aboard Endurance, eventually abandoning ship, watching her become
crushed by ice and sink into the inky black ocean.
The Weddell Sea is part of the Southern Ocean. Its land boundaries are
defined by the bay formed from the coasts of Coats Land and the
The huge Weddell Sea, at its widest it is more than 2000 kilometres
(1250 miles) across, is located on the south-east side of the
The Weddell Sea was discovered in 1823 by the British sealer James
Another story of survival in the Weddell Sea is less
famous, but no less remarkable.
the Weddell Sea pack ice swept up the crooked arm of the Peninsula.
Passage on our way to the Weddell Sea, that ice-choked sea made famous
by the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men from the Endurance
south among the islands of the western shore of the Weddell Sea, in
search of stragglers from an emperor penguin colony, as we virtually
back-track along the route the ‘Endurance’ drifted.
in the Weddell Sea in the early years of the 20th century. Members of
this expedition will follow in the wake of Otto Nordenskjold and
discovered six new gorgonia in the Eastern Weddell Sea in the
Antarctic, as results of various expeditions between 1996 and 2008.
The great diversity of the Antarctic is said to have been ...
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Weddell Seal Expedition: A look at the data
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Weddell Seal Expedition: Halley Station and Signy Island
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Patrick Robinson at the Eastern Weddell Sea, Antarctica- The main
purpose of this RRS Shackleton expedition is to study the oceanography
of the Weddell Sea.
Weddell Seal Expedition: Searching for Seals
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We are in the southeastern Weddell sea in
an area where chief scientist Keith Nicholls spotted animals on
a wintertime polar low in the Weddell Sea region of the Antarctic
during WWSP86. J. of Geophys. Res., 103, 5983-6000.
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