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Weddell Sea

The Weddell Sea is bordered by the bay which is formed from the coasts of Coats Land and the Antarctic Peninsula. Most of the south part of the sea is freezed, Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, till the Elephant Island.


The sea covers the width of about 2,000 km and an area of about 2.8 million kmē. The ice sheet covers about 3900 square miles (10,000 kmē) over the Weddell Sea, but it is completely disappeared by 2002.

The Weddell Sea map

The name of the sea has come from the name British sailor James Weddell who entered the sea in 1823.

The sea is enclosed within two overlapping Antarctic territorial claims of Argentina and Britain, and also partly enclosed within the territorial claim of Chile.

The Weddell Sea

List of Seas in Southern Ocean


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