Saturday 2 August 2014

One Ocean leads in the search for Franklin


Sir John Franklin. Last seen alive in 1845.
Imagine this scene: a small flotilla of Canadian research ships, an icebreaker and a navy vessel have converged over a speck of Arctic Ocean floor in Victoria Strait, northwest of Nunavut’s King William Island. The ships — viewed from the observation deck of Vancouver-based One Ocean Expedition’s research-outfitted cruise ship Voyager — are a flurry of wet-suited Parks Canada divers and other researchers, members of the Canadian Coast Guard and other 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition players. A sonar scan has picked up what looks like a shipwreck.

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