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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 pictures are beautiful and kind of creepy at the same time.Also on the BBC, it takes all kinds...

 

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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 south, the seas can be, well, less than placid. But you can’t get to the Antarctic Peninsula...

 

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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 in reality it means there are only a handful of cruises left on the “KK” between now and...

 

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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 pointers on effectively adjusting and using your binoculars in the field. Ultimately, you will...

 

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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 Spitsbergen cruise without a pair of my own, I quickly learned how much there is to be gained by having...

 

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