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July 04, 2003

Scott of the Antarctic

Even the Flea is haunted by the fate of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his last polar expedition. It seems Captain Scott's scientific legacy lives on through thirty-five pounds of rocks and fossils his team retrieved from the south pole:

Observers have since questioned the wisdom of carrying them all that way but Scott and his colleagues were determined that the expedition have a scientific cause.

Almost a century later, the party's plant fossils have helped overturn a long-held theory.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 4, 2003 08:50 AM