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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....

Menopausal Orca Whales become Pod Leaders

Unlike many animal species that demote elderly members over time into serving more of a background or caregiver role, orca whales appear to embrace...

Can Emperor Penguins Taste Fish?

Emperor penguins are a delight to encounter, and they are definitely a favorite among people who enjoy taking expeditions. However, this beloved...

Explorers in the Ice - Ross Sea Antarctica

Although I’ve been to the Peninsula many times, the opportunity to experience the Ross Sea and its historical sites for the first time was very...

Exploring Borchgrevink’s hut at Cape Adare Antarctica

I pointed, “Look!” My exclamation broke the reverential hush inside the first human habitation on the Antarctic continent, heads turned quizzically....

News from mv Ortelius in the Ross Sea

27.01.2015. The 50m high Ross Ice Shelf, known as the Great Ice Barrier to its discoverer James Clark Ross, stretched to the limits of our vision.

Sensational Emperor Penguin Expedition

29.11.2013. Oceanwide meets the Emperor Penguins of Snow Hill Island, Antarctica

Advanced Antarctica: The Ross Sea

Being an arm’s length from the world’s largest penguin, the famous though elusive Emperor, is a life-changing experience! And being inside Scott’s...

(Nearly) Stuck in the Antarctic Ice

(Nearly) Stuck in the Antarctic Ice

The last remaining wildernesses on our planet are my passion.

About 15 years ago Oceanwide Expeditions gave me the opportunity to return to the Polar regions on their expedition cruise vessels, to guide...

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