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Antarctica's Exploration Timeline

Antarctica discovery timeline

Antarctica Timeline from 1772 to 1775
Antarctica Timeline: 1819 and 1820
Antarctica Timeline: 1821
Antarctica Timeline from 1820 to 1890s
Antarctica Timeline: Early 1900s
Antarctica Timeline from 1912 to 1915
Antarctica Timeline: Mid 1900s
Antarctica Timeline: 1961
Antarctica Timeline: 2007-2008
humpback whale in antarctica

1820 to 1890s: Beginning in 1820 there were several expeditions by British, French, American, and Russian explorers, but starting around 1840 there was little work done in the Antarctic for more than 50 years. That changed in the 1890s when Norwegian and Scottish expeditions explored the area for whaling. 

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