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Newly discovered polar shipwreck may contain intriguing artifacts

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In the early 1900s, Antarctica became a popular destination for explorers. One such explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, embarked on an expedition aboard the HMS Endurance in 1914. Unfortunately, the ship became trapped in ice and eventually sank. Shackleton and his crew survived by floating on an ice floe and using lifeboats to reach Elephant Island. Shackleton then embarked on a dangerous journey to South Georgia island to search for rescuers. Despite the unsuccessful expedition, the crew’s safe return became the bigger story. Recently, researchers located the exploration ship Quest, captained by Shackleton, off the coast of Canada. A future expedition will explore the ship’s interior using a remotely operated vehicle.