ANTARCTIC COLDER THAN USUAL. 12 April 1934. Whales Leave For Warmer Climate.

ANTARCTIC COLDER THAN USUAL. (1934, April 12). Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 – 1954), p. 8. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from

NEW YORK, Monday.-
Two members of Rear-Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic Expedition, Messrs. Granville Lindley, chief electrician, and Victor Echaka, supply-officer, arrived from New Zealand to-day.
They left Little America on the Jacob Huppert. Both reported that the Antarctic was much colder than on the occasion of the previous expedition.
It was so cold in fact that the whales for which the Bay of Whales was famed had practically all sought a milder climate.
They said the adventures on the return voyage from camp were more harrowing than anything they underwent near the rim of the ice barrier. On February 10 the ship struck a howling gale, and 40-ft. waves tore away the port and starboard rails and threatened to founder the vessel.