‘SA Agulhas II’ departs for Antarctica


December 7, 2018 11:14 am

CAPE TOWN – Polar research vessel the SA Agulhas II departs for Antarctica on Friday.

Fifty-eight scientists are on board and will spend 14 months on the icy continent.

The Weddell Sea Expedition will conduct marine and glaciological research.

Environmental Affairs spokesperson Zolile Nqayi explains: “As part of the Antarctica Week which started on Monday until today, the SA Agulhas II departed to Antarctica. There are a number of scientists who will be spending 14 months at our base in Antarctica where they’ll do research a number of areas needed for weather and environmental change.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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