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Experience King Penguins, Seals and More in South Georgia

28.07.2015 by Holly Chavez Blog

The British territory of South Georgia is most closely located to the Falkland Islands. This area is home to a diverse list of wildlife, and...

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The Ultimate Diving Experience Awaits in Antarctica

22.07.2015 by Holly Chavez Blog

If diving is something that you love, then you are probably constantly looking for new experiences that can take your hobby to the next level....

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Spitsbergen: Alkefjellet magic

16.07.2015 by Sandra Petrowitz Blog

Alkefjellet may not be Spitsbergen’s biggest bird cliff, but it is certainly among the most spectacular ones.

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Bouvet Island: The Most Remote Island in the World

13.07.2015 by Holly Chavez Blog

On January 1, 1739, an amazing discovery was made by French Commander Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier: a volcanic island that is so remote...

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Going Green in Antarctica

13.07.2015 by Caitlyn Bishop Blog

Antarctica truly is the world’s last wild, untouched land. Aside from the international research stations that dot the continent, Antarctica...

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“The polar bear will still be there”

07.07.2015 by Stefan Brandt Blog

The bear will still be there… it sounds like a poem. But it was not? Later that day a guest asked me if the Polar Bear would still be there because...

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Large and In Charge: The Southern Elephant Seals of Antarctica

07.07.2015 by Caitlyn Bishop Blog

Named for the males’ exceptionally large and inflatable noses, the southern elephant seal currently holds the title for the largest member of...

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Come Face to Face with the Green Sea-turtles of Ascension Island

01.07.2015 by Holly Chavez Blog

Wildlife enthusiasts have one primary reason to make the trek to Ascension Island: it is the home of the world famous green turtles.

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Skuas: Aerial Terrors of Antarctica

30.06.2015 by Caitlyn Bishop Blog

At first glance, the skua looks like a larger, darker-looking sea gull. Looks can be deceiving, however. As once of Antarctica’s top avian predators,...

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The Evolving Shipboard Eco-traveler

30.06.2015 by David Drummond Blog

Bored with the common place, usual hum-drum of daily life? Shopping for another reality? Well, look no further! Most of us live and play on terra...

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After dinner Walruses

29.06.2015 by Barbara Post Customer story

It seems luck was with us when Ortelius arrived at Ardneset on the south west tip of Wahlbergøya! An announcement by expedition leader Rinie...

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Captain Ernesto Barria Vargas rewarded

29.06.2015 by Oceanwide Expeditions Blog

On Friday June the 26th, Captain Ernesto Barria Vargas, long time captain with Oceanwide Expeditions has been rewarded with a honorary reward.

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Danger Beneath the Water: 10 Facts About Leopard Seals

29.06.2015 by Caitlyn Bishop Blog

If your sense of adventure takes you on an Antarctic cruise, you may be lucky enough to cross paths with a leopard seal. They’re amazing creatures...

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The Giant Petrels of King George Island

29.06.2015 by Caitlyn Bishop Blog

On windy days, they can be seen cruising around with a wingspan up to seven feet! With piercing grey eyes and a sharp beak equipped with a small...

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Meet the Reindeer

29.06.2015 by Holly Chavez Blog

Reindeer are typically bulkier than how they have been depicted in cartoons such as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” but most of this imagery...

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OTL10-15 Trip Log | Around Spitsbergen

23.07.2015 by Matt Schwachofer Triplog

Around one o’clock in the afternoon all of us were in Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen. This former coal mining settlement with a population of about...

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PLA08-15 Trip Log | North Spitsbergen - Basecamp Plancius

15.07.2015 by Matt Schwachofer Triplog

Since Longyearbyen’s foundation as a coal-mining settlement in 1906 by John Munro Longyear, it has been the starting point for many historic...

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OTL28-15 Trip Log | Bouvet Expedition 2015

30.06.2015 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

Most of us had time to unpack before Jan, our Expedition Leader, called us to the Lecture Room on Deck 3. Here we were introduced to Hotel Manager...

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OTL29-15 Trip Log | Bouvet Island, Ascension - Cape Verde

30.06.2015 by Matt Schwachofer Triplog

This morning started with high temperatures and some light drizzle outside. We were close to Ascension Island.. After breakfast and customs...

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OTL05-15 Trip Log | Spitzbergen Polar Bear Special

30.06.2015 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

Der große Tag war gekommen! Nach Ankunft in Longyearbyen, der Grenze der Zivilisation, ging es direkt zum Schiff. Für den einen oder anderen...

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PLA05-15 Trip Log | North Spitsbergen - Polar Bear Special

30.06.2015 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

Before we were called to dinner it was advised that we take necessary precautions against sea sicknes. As the conditions were forecast to become...

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OTL06-15 Trip Log | North Spitsbergen - Polar Bear Special

30.06.2015 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

Our expedition ship and home for the next week, the Ortelius was anchored in Adventfjorden. Our stay on board started with a warm welcome in...

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PLA06-15 Trip Log | North Spitsbergen - Polar Bear Special

30.06.2015 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

Since Longyearbyen’s foundation as a coal mining settlement in 1906 by John Munro Longyear.. .It has been the starting point for many historic...

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OTL07-15 Trip Log | North Spitsbergen - Polar Bear Special

30.06.2015 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

We were taken to the town, while our luggage was being sorted out.. This gave everybody a chance to see the town centre and the excellent museum...

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