National Geographic : 1956 Aug
© National Geographic Society 4 Restless Seas Gnaw the Barrier at a Continent's Icy Rim Wind, wave, and summer storm have swept sea ice from Kainan Bay. A ghostly veil of snow blows from the jagged face of the Ross Ice Shelf. Pushed by antarctic glaciers, the California-sized ice sheet here creeps seaward more than four feet a day. John E. Fletcher, National Geographic Staff + Afloat in Near-freezing Waters, Swimmers Test Polar Rescue Suits Navy volunteers Kenneth S. Meyer (left) and Roland R. Robichaud tread 29° F. water in McMurdo Sound, only 1.5° above sea water's freezing point. Survival suits of rubber and cotton over waffle-weave cotton longies keep the men surprisingly warm.