PhysOrg Posted November 16, 2020 Share Posted November 16, 2020 Two hundred years ago, on November 17, Connecticut ship captain Nathaniel Palmer spotted the Antarctic continent, one of three parties to do so in 1820. Unlike explorers Edward Bransfield and Fabian von Bellingshausen, Palmer was a sealer who quickly saw economic opportunity in the rich sealing grounds on the Antarctic Peninsula.View the full article Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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