Science and Surveys

Science: Early scientific exploration¬†on South Georgia probably dates from 27 December 1819 when a Russian expedition commissioned by Tsar Alexander I and led by Captain Thaddeus Bellingshausen arrived.¬†Their detailed account of the island reported numbers of whales and many species of birds and giant kelps near Willis Island. James Weddell arrived in 1823. He gave … Continue reading Science and Surveys