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How to Interact With Animals on Your Wildlife Tour

Heading off on a whirlwind tour to Latin America and not sure what to do if a llama chats you up at a bar? Wonder no more! We’ve got the lowdown on how best to interact with animals on your wildlife tour, historic discovery tour or sightseeing bonanza. Because when they say you should always interact and socialize with locals …

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15 Fun Seal Facts to Celebrate International Seal Day

March 22 marks International Seal Day, a day the whole world should celebrate in earnest! To mark this momentous occasion – which should really see us all laze about in the sun, feeding on sumptuous sardines – we share 15 Fun Seal Facts. The clowns of the marine mammal world, seals are a comical bunch of incredibly interesting creatures. For …

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How to See Antarctica’s Seal Species

There are five Antarctica True Seal Species. True seals differ from fur seals (or eared seals) mostly because of the different way they swim. Fur seals swim with their fore flippers and use their rear flippers to steer. True Seals on the other hand steer with their fore flippers and swim with their rear flippers. As a result fur seals have much …

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The Impact of Tourism, Are We Loving Antarctica too Much?

As Antarctica rises in popularity among discerning travellers, we take a look at the impact that scientific study and tourism have on this vital, pristine and immensely fragile part of the world. Take but a single step off your expedition vessel in Antarctica, and set foot on the pristine wild ice cover of some insanely stunning landing site, and don’t …

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Activities in Antarctica – walk with penguins, dive with seals

Antarctica, the continent where the silence is deafening and where emptiness is fills the scenery, is known as a great destination to spot a plethora of wildlife such as great penguin colonies, sleepy seals or different types of whales. But beside spotting the wildlife on Antarctica, there are many other Activities in Antarctica that can be done to make an …

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Explore the Ross Sea: The Last Pristine Marine Ecosystem Left Standing

The most coveted part of our oceans and a world teeming with invaluable marine wildlife, the Ross Sea is both the richest and most vulnerable ecosystem on earth. Explore the Ross Sea on an Antarctica cruise, and discover why this is considered to be the last pristine marine ecosystem left standing. With the menace of industrial fishing threatening its future, …

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Antarctic Wildlife – From Plankton to Whales

Antarctica is the fifth largest continent, yet it has the least number of resident animal species. And the few species that do come ashore are present for less than half of the year – prevented from access by the harsh weather and the barrier of sea ice. Yet around Antarctica is the vast Southern Ocean which teems with wildlife. Almost …

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Do Polar Bears exist in Antarctica?

Do Polar Bears Exist in Antarctica, a spectacular land of ice, framed by rigid waters and home to a plethora of hardy creatures? Read on to find out! So do Polar Bears Exist in Antarctica?? Antarctica is home to a kaleidoscope of incredibly fascinating creatures, but polar bears are NOT among them. Although, given the harsh climate and abundance of icy …

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Antarctica Facts: What do you call a group of Penguins?

Antarctica is one of the most famous continents in the world. The mere mention of it’s name conjures up images of giant ice sheets, crisp snow, freezing winds, and of course, cute little Penguins. However, you’ll be surprised to find out a lot of the things you think you know about Antarctica aren’t actually true, and you’ll be even more …

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Wildlife of Antarctica – Why Wimps Need Not Apply

The wildlife in Antarctica is, rather unsurprisingly, quite a hardy lot. Take the Emperor Penguin as an example. This fella is so hardy he doesn’t even bother to migrate to warmer waters in winter. Instead, he ploughs through what are arguably the harshest climatic conditions on our planet. All so he doesn’t need to go anywhere. Not quite sure if …

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