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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Regina Campbell-Malone

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Projects
» About the Antarctic Expedition

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  • Week 1


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  • Week 2


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  • Week 3


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  • Week 4


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  • Week 5


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  • Week 6


» Learn More: Salps!

» Learn More: Weddell Seals!

» Learn More: Penguins!

» Learn More: Drake!

» Learn More: Gould!

» Learn More: CTD

» Learn More: Plankton Nets!

» Thank you!


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Sir Francis Drake statue. (http://www.mayflowersteps.co.uk/
images/sir-francis-drake-statue.jpg)


Drake's Passage!

Sir Francis Drake was the first English person to see the Pacific Ocean, and the passage between South America and Antarctica is named for him.  He was a fierce fighter and a “privateer”, which meant that he was a pirate who worked for the English government.  His most famous cruise started as a raid on the Spanish, with whom England was at war, but turned into a 3-year trip around the world!  Drake’s trip lasted from 1577-1580, and he was made a knight when he returned to England in his small ship called “The Golden Hind”.  Check these links for more about Drake, and an animation of his route!

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/site/request/setTemplate:singlecontent/contentTypeA/conWebDoc/contentId/140/navId/00500300f005

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/drake_francis.shtml

 

http://library.thinkquest.org/C004237/english/nond/voyagedrake.html


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