Laboratory research in Antarctica, 1911

Laboratory research in Antarctica, 1911

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Credit: SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Laboratory research in Antarctica. British biologist Edward W. Nelson (1883-1923) using a microscope while carrying out research in the base camp laboratory on 30 March 1911 during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). Also known as the Terra Nova Expedition, the primary objectives were scientific. Led by Robert Falcon Scott, a shore party of 33 (including Nelson) spent two seasons exploring on and around the Ross Ice Shelf. Nelson's research included obtaining and analysing samples of ocean water. Scott and four others died in 1912 returning from their journey to the South Pole. Photographed by Herbert George Ponting.

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