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One theory that lured many explorers to their demise was that seawater could not freeze, so if a captain could push through the pack ice surrounding the North Pole, an open and passable Arctic Sea awaited.
But on January 18, 1915, just days after setting sail from a whaling station on South Georgia Island, the Endurance was caught in pack ice.
But for a long time, the edge of the Arctic pack ice lingered near Dutch whaling stations, and because whales gathered along the edge of the ice, the Dutch benefited.
Chief Petty Officer Angela Vallier, who was part of the team that tested the RotoX in July, said technology can clean up oil in open water and in pack ice.
The Coast Guard cutter Healy, one of the nation's two operational icebreakers, dropped a six-man life raft in the pack ice of the Beaufort Sea.
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PACK ICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pack ice for English Language Learners
: a very large sheet of ice floating in the sea that is made from smaller pieces that have frozen together
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