On January 16th, we passed through some of the most scenic channels of the Antarctic Peninsula, being the Gerlache Strait and Neumayer Channel, both mapped and named by the early explorers of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897–1899. The Gerlache Strait was named by Captain Georges Lecointe in honor of his Commander Adrien de Gerlache during the Belgica expedition. Roald Amundsen, 1st mate of the Belgica expedition, named Neumayer Channel in honor of the German polar explorer and geophysicist Georg von Neumayer. This vlog shows a TimeWarp of the RV Polarstern navigating through Neumayer Channel, filmed from high up in the crow’s nest. Can you spot the pod of humpback whales? Tip, they pass portside at 3min52sec. Music by Piccadilly.
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