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WATCH: Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1915 shipwreck, Endurance, discovered in Weddell Sea

Scientists have found the wreckage of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship — Endurance — 107 years after it sank, the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust announced Wednesday. The expedition team found it in the Weddell Sea, off the coast of Antarctica at a depth of 10,000 feet. Even though the ship was crushed by ice in 1915, it is in remarkable condition, according to Mensun Bound, director of exploration for the Endurance22 expedition. Expedition leader John Shears said the team made “polar history with the discovery of Endurance, and successfully completed the world’s most challenging shipwreck search.” The Endurance will remain undisturbed in its resting place, thanks to the Antarctic Treaty which protects historic sites in the region.

Footage credit: Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust / National Geographic

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