Visit to Cape Royds

Visit to Cape Royds

Visit Shackleton's Hut at Cape Royds, and discuss the early exploration and diatom biogeography (pdf)

1:45- 2:45 PM (2:45-3:00 PM transport)

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 13:45

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Cape Royds is a dark rock cape forming the western extremity of Ross Island, facing on McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. It was discovered by the Discovery Expedition (1901–1904) and named for Lieutenant Charles Royds, Royal Navy, who acted as meteorologist on the expedition. Royds subsequently rose to become an Admiral and was later Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, London. There is a hut at Cape Royds built by Ernest Shackleton during his 1907–1909 expedition. (Source: Wiki)