The National Geographic Endeavour is about to enter a previously uncharted tunnel through the center of Elephant Island not far from Point Wild. It successfully made it through with only slight damage to the very top of the mast.
Mystery of the boat in the middle of Bouvet Island - The South African government, with Norway’s permission, was investigating the construction of a manned station on the island, and in the 1950s set out to see if there was enough flat land space on Bouvet Island to meet their needs.
The Norwegian Polar Institute established a 36-square-metre (390 sq ft) research station, made of shipping containers, at Nyrøysa in 1996. On 23 February 2006, the island experienced a magnitude 6.2 earthquake whose epicenter was about 100 km (62 mi) away (originally reported as magnitude 5.5), weakening the station's foundation and causing it to be blown to sea in a winter storm