What to Pack on Your Antarctic Cruise

What to Pack on Your Antarctic Cruise

The bag you use to pack all your items, should be appropriate for your travels ahead. Although many want to pack everything they own, this is not necessary. Antarctica is so unique, that many people overpack.

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Humpback Whales Sing for Food, Not Entertainment

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. This sticks out even more because their songs will often last for hours. In other words, people who join an Arctic or Antarctic expedition…

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Antarctica’s Ghost Mountains Revealed

Antarctica’s Ghost Mountains Revealed

The closest anyone can get to the Ghost Mountains is the top layer of ice above them. The location is near Vostok, and this is the most frigid area on the planet. The record low temperature at this area close to the longitude line of 70 degrees east is an…

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7 Tips to Defeating Motion Sickness

7 Tips to Defeating Motion Sickness

Motion sickness on the sea occurs when our eyes and our ears (more precisely, our sense of balance) simply refuse to get along. In this post we give you 7 suggestions giving motion sickness the old heave-ho.

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Meet Jim Mayer, one of Oceanwide Expeditions’ field experts

Meet Jim Mayer, one of Oceanwide Expeditions’ field experts

Meet some of our ‘experts’, qualified expedition leaders and guides. Our friendly expedition staff, most of whom have been with the company for many years, will be anxious to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with their guests. They will share their knowledge in lectures on board during sea days and…

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Menopausal Orca Whales become Pod Leaders

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 the wisdom that comes with age. In fact, research has conclusively proven that post-menopausal females orcas serve a vital function as pod leaders.

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