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Emperor Penguins in the News

Posted February 19, 2013 @ 1:20pm | by TravelWild

Emperor Penguins in the NewsWhen satellite imagery showed what turned out to be a giant swath of penguin excrement in eastern Antarctica, penguin researchers became really excited at the prospect of a previously unknown penguin colony. Belgian researcher Alain Hubert, of the International Polar Foundation, recounts...

 

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Look! A frozen tsunami

Posted November 30, 2012 @ 7:16pm | by TravelWild

Look! A frozen tsunamiThis photo of ice in Antarctica does look like an oncoming tsunami wave, frozen in midair, but it’s actually compressed ice. Lacking air bubbles, the ice is so thick it’s able to absorb all red light, treating viewers to magnificent towering blues.‘You can even see a...

 

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International science mission

Posted October 22, 2012 @ 7:16pm | by TravelWild

International science missionTo complement the news of this year’s smallest ice coverage in the Arctic (in the satellite record) comes the discovery of Antarctica’s largest ice extent, leading to naysaying, speculation, and research on climate change and its effects on the poles. According to some...

 

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Expedition remedies, circa 1912

Posted October 22, 2012 @ 7:14pm | by TravelWild

Expedition remedies, circa 1912When travelers book a trip to Antarctica or the Arctic with TravelWild Expeditions, they receive the benefit of Dennis Mense’s extensive experience to the far reaches of both polar destinations. Dennis shares a packing list that takes the guesswork out of what to bring. For...

 

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Antarctica: the cooks, musicians, doctors,

Posted September 12, 2012 @ 7:13pm | by TravelWild

Antarctica: the cooks, musicians, doctors,Maria Semple, in her acclaimed new novel, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” “asks Seattle to laugh at itself” and takes readers through a joyful romp of not just life in Seattle, but the confluence of Antarctic travel and scientific research, as well. I...

 

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Overwintering in the dark at the South Pole

Posted August 17, 2012 @ 7:12pm | by TravelWild

Overwintering in the dark at the South PoleThe achievement of Curiosity landing on Mars has caused many to speculate about future human expeditions to our neighboring planet. Training for an inter-planetary expedition might consist of overwintering at one of the South Pole Research Stations; a stay on Mars has been imagined to be similar...

 

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