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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/30/2021…
Manatee death rate spikes to highest number in nearly 50 years…

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Brilliant GIF shows how Humans, Birds and Insects Breathe…

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In a quiet corner of Buckinghamshire, a dusty memorial hangs on a church wall. Underneath its gothic marble arch, the faded inscription recounts a story of youth, bravery, adventure, hope and pain.

It’s the story of Robert Shedden, his daring and death.

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Robert Shedden built his own schooner yacht. He called it 'Nancy Dawson' – after the 18th-century entertainer. The vessel, captained by Shedden, was the first yacht to circumnavigate the globe.

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In 1849, he volunteered to go in search of Sir John Franklin’s expedition which had set out to find the Northwest Passage – the Canadian Arctic waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. But by 1847, no-one had seen or heard from the ships in two years.

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