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Antarctic Explo

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When did exploration of Antarctica begin? 1772
Who, in 1772 was instructed to sail as far south as possible by the Royal Navy? James Cook
What did the Larcum Kendall K1 Chronometer allow for Accurate calculation of longitude
Who was first to sight Antarctica in 1820? Capatain Fabian von Bellingshausen
Who sighted Antarctica 2 days after the first sighting? Edward Bransfield
Who was the first American to sight Antarctica? Nathaniel Brown Palmer
In what year did James Weddell discover the Weddell sea whilst in search of new hunting grounds? 1823
Who discovered many features during a voyage between 1839-1843, which included Victoria Land & Mount Erebus & Mount Terror? James Clark Ross
What nationality was Henryk Johan Bull who made the first known landing on Antarctic mainland in 1895? Norwegian
Which Sealer made a disputed claim to have been the first to step on the Antarctic mainland and in what year? John Davis, 1821
Created by: srd24