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Ortelius, why are we going in circles?

It seemed as if the ship was not completely certain in which direction to travel, her nose testing the wind. To a certain extent that was the...

Penguin Poop can Melt Ice for Nurseries

Although penguins are used to their environment, it is still necessary to take precautions to safeguard their breeding habits. Therefore, these...

Meet Will Gilbertson, one of Oceanwide Expeditions’ field experts

Meet some of our ‘experts’, qualified expedition leaders and guides. Our friendly expedition staff, most of whom have been with the company for...

Will Woolly Mammoths Once Again Roam the Arctic?

Imagine for a moment that you are on an arctic expedition and spot a woolly mammoth on land. This is something that has not been possible anywhere...

Oceanwide at the Long Beach Scuba Show

22.05.2015. Enjoy the seminars given by our Dive Master, Henrik Enckell. We will also discuss the special wildlife we encounters.

Life in a Penguin Colony: Part Two

After observing the penguins’ mating and chick-rearing behaviors for several weeks, it’s time to solve another crucial piece of the penguin puzzle:...

Life in a Penguin Colony: Part One

Establishing a mate is the top priority for breeding penguins. Male penguins arrive to shore before females, and are thus left with the tedious...

Arctic and Antarctic Basecamp Cruises – Choose Your Own Adventure

There’s such an astonishing variety of activities to choose from when planning an Arctic trip or Antarctic cruise that it might become a bit...

Living the Antarctic Dream

From October to March, during the Austral summer, thousands of breeding Gentoo, Adèlie, and Chinstrap penguins travel to the Western Antarctic...

Gough Island: Seabird Capital of the South Atlantic

Gough Island is a remote volcanic island in the South Atlantic, uninhabited except for a small party of meteorologists and (sometimes) biologists....

The Eight Great Penguin Species of Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic

There are 17 penguin species found around the globe, but the eight most recognizable reside only on the Antarctic Continent, its nearby islands,...

Greenland's History: When Vikings Ruled the Ice Age

Greenland’s history is filled with many fascinating tidbits that polar expedition participants enjoy learning about, but perhaps the most popular...

Icefin Robot Discovers Life on the Antarctic Sea Floor

One of the most fascinating aspects of Antarctic life is the fact that scientists are constantly discovering new species. For example, recent...

The Hardy and Amazing Flora of the Arctic Tundra

The surprising reality to those that travel there is that the white drifts and landscape of the Arctic are actually quite beautiful. The flora...

The A to Z Guide to Cruising the Antarctic

Like many of life’s most rewarding experiences, an exploration of the South Pole takes some preparation and knowledge. You’ll be sailing into...

How and When Did Greenland Become Covered in Ice?

Although it may be difficult to believe, there was a time when Greenland was primarily covered in the green within its name as opposed to ice.

World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day! April 25th - a day in celebration of the world’s most formal of our feathered friends. They hop, they skip, they jump, they...

Majestic Glaciers and Icebergs of the Arctic and Antarctica

Have you ever heard someone refer to a growing problem as being only the tip of the iceberg? This is a saying that comes from the fact that most...

Humpback whales at Wilhelmina Bay - Antarctic Peninsula

As we moved away from the ship, the Zodiacs scattered in several directions. I took my Zodiac into Brooklyn Channel, between the two islands....

What to Pack on Your Antarctic Cruise

The bag you use to pack all your items, should be appropriate for your travels ahead. Although many want to pack everything they own, this is...

Humpback Whales Sing for Food, Not Entertainment

The normal call of a humpback whale can be heard from miles away, and they often make noises that sound similar to crying, howling and moaning....

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