Tag Archives: Southern Ocean

Volvo Ocean Racers Battered in the Southern Ocean

The third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town to Melbourne has subjected the fleet to the fury of the Southern Ocean.  With steady winds of 50 knots with gusts to over 60, the seven boats have been surfing … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Bio-Duck — Antarctic Minke Whale Quackers

For roughly fifty years, scientists have listened to an unidentified sound in the Southern Ocean, which has been described as a sort of mechanical quacking noise.  It has been come to be known as the bio-duck. The bio-duck quack was first detected by sonar … Continue reading

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Five dead, 17 missing after Korean fishing vessel, No.1 In Sung, sinks in Southern Ocean

Another ship down.  Speculation is that the Korean fishing vessel No.1 In Sung either struck an iceberg or was hit by a large wave off Antarctica.   Twenty surviving crew  members  were  rescued and taken aboard the fishing vessel No. 707 … Continue reading

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