"We'll carry on till we are above the end of the pack-ice," said Whittinghame.
It seems probable that he charted as land the limits of the pack-ice in 1840.
The crab-eater seal, a smaller animal, lives mostly on the pack-ice.
The southern shores were walled with pack-ice for a hundred miles or more.
At the edge of the pack-ice during the first half of April 1916, about lat.
To the north, pack-ice in variable amount is encountered before reaching the wide open ocean.
Towards evening the 'Aurora' turned back to open water and cruised along the pack-ice.
When the high wind blew off shore, there was no backswell, on account of the pack-ice to the north quelling the sea.
Unfolded to the horizon was a plain of pack-ice, thickly studded with bergs and intersected by black leads of open water.
From the crow's-nest it was seen to the south stretching east and west within the belt of pack-ice—the Davis Sea.