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A special visit to Orcadas Station

During our 19-day cruise on board Ortelius to the Falkland Islands, to South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula, we had the opportunity to make...

The Small but Social Commerson’s Dolphin

Despite the fact that Commerson's dolphins are among the least-known Antarctic cetaceans, these small but social dolphins go by several different...

Antarctica’s Hourglass Dolphin

Though hourglass dolphins are rare, they’re not included in the threatened or endangered species list due to certain inherent traits of the species....

Borchgrevink’s hut the first original building still standing

Borchgrevink’s hut at Cape Adare is notable for not only its important role it played in the discovery of Antarctica but also because it is the...

Everything you need to know about Antarctic icebergs

When one imagines icebergs, the first image that usually comes to mind is that of an immense spiky iceberg, majestically floating in the freezing...

The first race to the South Pole in 50 years

James Clark Ross’s British Royal Navy expedition of 1839-1843 launched the most successful expedition to Antarctica by pioneering an entry into...

The Norse Settlement of Greenland

Erik the red is a very colourful and important figure in the history of the Norse Vikings. The source for his story is found in the Icelandic...

Protecting the heritage of Discovery Hut, Hut Point Antarctica

One building that became a testament to scientific endeavour is Discovery hut at Hut Point, on Ross Island. Discovery hut was Robert Falcon...

Weddell seals: The data collectors scientists of Antarctica

Weddell seals inhabit some of the coldest and darkest waters deep within the Ross Sea ice, making them the southernmost naturally occurring mammals...

World premiere - ship supported remote trail running in East Greenland

11.11.2015. Oceanwide Expeditions launches a brand new activity in polar adventure travel. The vessel owner & operator will offer an ultimate chance for...

The Dirty Details of Antarctica's Dry Valleys

Located on the western coast of McMurdo Sound, the McMurdo Dry Valleys form the largest ice-free (relatively) area in Antarctica.

10 Tips for Photographing the Northern Lights

Though the northern lights are a celestial wonder best experienced first-hand, they also represent some of the most amazing photographic opportunities...

Killing It in Antarctica: Orcas, aka Killer Whales, of the Ross Sea

Orcas, also known as killer whales, are found in every ocean but are most abundant in the Southern Ocean. Their population is estimated to be...

Solargraphy & Pinhole photography in the Arctic

During the SEES NL expedition to Spitsbergen, Udo Prinsen has been ‘painting with sunlight’ and used analog methods of photography and film in...

What the ice reveals about Antarctica

Antarctica is not just an ice-covered continent with penguins, whales and seals. Under the thick ice are hidden freshwater lakes that contain...

Adélie penguins in the Ross Sea - Antarctica

The Adélie penguin population in the Ross Sea is reported to be the highest in 30 years with up to a million Adélie penguin pairs breeding in...

A Look Into the International Research Stations of Antarctica

There are currently 70 permanent research stations scattered across the continent of Antarctica, which represent 29 countries from every continent...

Scott’s attempt to reach the South Pole

When Captain Robert Falcon Scott embarked on his second and final expedition to Antarctica in 1910 he was already a famous Antarctic explorer....

9 Facts about the Greenland Shark

The Greenland shark, or Somniosus microcephalus, is one of many fish that live in the waters around Greenland, though this is not the only area...

The bio-richness of the Ross Sea

The Ross Sea is one of the most beautiful and pristine marine regions in the world. The sea – which is frozen solid for much of the year – covers...

Spitsbergen: A true Polar Bear Special

On the third day of our Polar Bear Special we had been cruising the sea ice north of Spitsbergen. It was an incredible day in the ice, calm and...

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