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Cool Things from the Ice

Posted January 4, 2011 @ 5:42pm | by TravelWild

The BBC has a slide show that features images of sea angels and sea devils, some very peculiar looking invertebrates photographed in the White Sea at the Arctic Circle Dive Center. The...

 

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Keeping a Calm Belly on Rough Seas by Pam Mandel

Posted December 7, 2010 @ 5:37pm | by TravelWild

Drake’s Passage is known for some of the roughest seas on the planet. The “Roaring 40s” earned their name for a reason—between the winds and the currents at 40 degrees...

 

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The End of an Era: The Retirement of the Kapitan Khlebnikov

Posted May 12, 2009 @ 5:26pm | by TravelWild

The End of an Era: The  Retirement of the Kapitan KhlebnikovWe recently received word that the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov will be retiring from expedition cruising after the 2011/12 Antarctica cruise season. That may seem a long way off, but...

 

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Adjusting And Using Binoculars

Posted February 6, 2009 @ 5:16pm | by TravelWild

The two main types of binoculars, as well as the various advantages and disadvantages of each type, were discussed in a previous post. The main objective of this post is to give you some...

 

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Types of Binoculars

Posted February 4, 2009 @ 5:13pm | by TravelWild

Types of BinocularsWhen it comes to choosing items to bring along on a cruise to Antarctica or the Arctic, one of the true “essentials” is a pair of quality binoculars. Arriving on my first...

 

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