Ross Sea


Ross Sea

The Ross Sea is a deep bay of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land. It was discovered by James Ross in 1841. In the west of the Ross Sea is Ross Island with the Mt. Erebus volcano, in the east Roosevelt Island. The southern part is covered by the Ross Ice Shelf. Roald Amundsen started his South Pole expedition in 1911 from the Bay of Whales, which was located at the shelf. In the west of the Ross sea, McMurdo Sound is a port which is usually free of ice during the summer. The southernmost part of the Ross Sea is Gould Coast, which is approximately two hundred miles from the Geographic South Pole.

All land masses in the Ross Sea are claimed by Britain and New Zealand to fall under the jurisdiction of the Ross Dependency, but few non-Commonwealth nations recognize this claim.

A 10 metre (32.8 feet) long colossal squid weighing 495 kilograms (1,091 lb) was captured in the Ross Sea on 22 February 2007.

ee also

*Beaufort Island
*Iceberg B-15
*McMurdo Sound
*Ross Dependency
*Ross Ice Shelf
*Ross Island

External links

*Glausiusz, J., 2007, [http://discovermagazine.com/2007/apr/raw-data-beacon-bird-of-climate-change "Raw Data: Beacon Bird of Climate Change."] Discover Magazine.
*Gunn, B., nd, [http://www.rosssea.info/geology.html "Geology The Ross Sea Dependency including Victoria-Land "] Ross Sea, Antarctica, Including the Ross Sea Dependency, the Sub-Antarctic Islands and sea, up to New Zealand from the Pole.
*Hansen, K., 2007, [http://www.geotimes.org/mar07/article.html?id=nn_penguins.html "Paleoclimate: Penguin poop adds to climate picture."] Geotimes.
*International Polar Foundation ,2007, [http://www.sciencepoles.org/index.php?s=2&rs=home&uid=1020&lg=en "Interview with Dr. Steven Emslie: The Adélie Penguins' Diet Shift."] SciencePoles website.
*Locarnini, R.A., 1995, [http://www-ocean.tamu.edu/Quarterdeck/QD3.1/Locarnini/locarnini.html the "Ross Sea."] Quarterdeck, vol. 1, no. 3.(Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.)


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