After observing the penguins’ mating and chick-rearing behaviors for several weeks, it’s time to solve another crucial piece of the penguin puzzle: how far do the penguins travel to find food?
Establishing a mate is the top priority for breeding penguins. Male penguins arrive to shore before females, and are thus left with the tedious duty of building a nest in order to attract a female when they arrive. But what do you build a nest with when there are no…
Each voyage uses one of our main ships (Plancius or Ortelius) as a main hub and from there passengers are able to launch into any one of a variety of activities, all of which are included (except polar diving).
From October to March, during the Austral summer, thousands of breeding Gentoo, Adèlie, and Chinstrap penguins travel to the Western Antarctic Peninsula to rear their chicks and fatten up on krill before the brutal winter sets in.
Gough is a mysterious and remote island, uninhabited apart from a small party of meteorologists and sometimes biologists. Set in the midst of the Roaring Forties it is bashed by the westerly winds and swells most days.
Beaked whales are deep foragers, and this has made it difficult for researchers to learn a lot about them. Fortunately, whale song recordings can give us a glimpse into the lives of each species, including the mysterious beaked whales that are among one of the world’s largest cetacean families.
It is estimated that there are 20 million breeding pairs of penguins living in the Antarctic region. Due to this high population, it is common for there to be up to 19 penguins within every square meter during the winter time. This makes it extremely easy to spot them during…
Greenland’s history is filled with many fascinating tidbits that polar expedition participants enjoy learning about, but perhaps the most popular historical aspect is the fact that Vikings once ruled this land.
One of the most fascinating aspects of Antarctic life is the fact that scientists are constantly discovering new species. For example, recent data suggests that there is a previously undiscovered species of beaked whale in this region, and it is possible that there are several more waiting to be found.