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More Norwegians head south seeking whales.  A kerfuffle over who’s on first marks the start of the Heroic Age.

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Borchgrevink lunges over the gunwhale at Cape Adare – git.

In 2005 I recorded an interview with Rob Robbins, head of the USAP diving programme.  This was slated for a New Zealand radio programme that never came about, itself a rip off of RRR’s “Radio Marinara” in Australia, and was captured using a badly battered Mini-Disc unit.  It’s not the best audio but I could have been using sticky tape and iron filings as a recording medium, for all I cared.  Rob Robbins is legend among my circle and I was stoked to have his time and attention.
With “Radio Tuna” failing to launch, this is the material’s first outing.

Here’s an image of the ice drilling rig Rob describes in the interview – straight out of “Thunderbirds Are Go!”

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The bitey bits of a leopard seal.

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