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I thought the Polynesians sighting icebergs was long known about in polar exploration literature.
 

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The search for Shackleton's ship continues

Renewed quest to find Shackleton's lost Endurance ship​

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Jonathan Amos
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It's arguably the most famous shipwreck whose location has yet to be found.
The Endurance vessel, which was lost on Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition in 1914-17, lies at the bottom of the Weddell Sea.
Many have thought about trying to identify its resting place; a few have even had a go. But sea-ice cover in the region makes navigation very tricky.
Dr John Shears and colleagues, however, are undaunted. Having been beaten on their last mission, they're returning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57725493
 

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I reckon they'd be more successful if they used people instead of penguins though.

The crew of the Agulhas proved itself adept at threading the sea-ice in 2019

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