woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Whalers voyaged to locations far beyond established sea lanes, which means their logbooks are filled with rare and valuable weather observations.
The ocean continues to be full of mysteries.
Alternatives to plastic packaging are expensive because of government import taxes, while others may take a long time to biodegrade.
It might sound far-fetched. Is it though?
In 2008, Stacy Kim arrived in Antarctica to search for life in one of the most inaccessible places on the planet: under the continent's permanent ice shelves.
China and Russia have agreed to develop floating nuclear facilities from the end of the decade and some US scientists also have bold plans.