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Beluga Whale Research Field Notes from Arctic Watch – Week 1

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It is half hour past midnight, the sun low but bright on the horizon, and the blows, surface squeaks and whistles of the whales can be heard loud and clear from the research cliff. I arrived today at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge to a sunny and summery Arctic, a kind, warm(ish) temperature (which up here still means a dawn jacket!), a few daring mosquitos (infrequent at this latitude), and only some ice patches remaining at the mouth of the inlet. 

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8 Impressive Arctic Explorers You May Not Have Heard Of

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There are many arctic explorers whose names and stories we know well – Sir John Franklin, for example. In 1845, he and his crew of 129 men sailed from England in search of the Northwest Passage, never to be heard from again.

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Meet the Polar Bear

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Maybe you’ve been fortunate enough to view a polar bear in captivity, but believe us when we say there’s nothing like spotting one in its natural habitat!

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Preventing Overweight Baggage Blues – What NOT to Pack

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Guest Blog Post by Danny Pastuck, Quark Merchandise Manager

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Two Species of South Georgia Bird Populations Restored

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In addition to sharing important pieces of Antarctica’s history and folklore and providing amazing adventures on its Antarctic cruises, Quark supports a number of sustainability initiatives. These range from using clean burning fuel in our vessels and serving sustainable seafood, to supporting projects like the South Georgia Heritage Trust’s (SGHT) Habitat Restoration Project, whose mission is to save the island’s native habitat by eradicating rodents from the island.

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Celebrate Arctic Sea Ice Day Enter the “Name Our Polar Bear” Contest!

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Part of Quark’s mission is to provide environmentally responsible polar travel through our sustainability initiatives. These initiatives include a range of support, from ensuring supplies and materials are environmentally safe, to supporting charitable and conservation efforts. One of these conservation organizations we embrace is Polar Bears International (PBI). And, right now, you too can actively participate in the protection and preservation of one of our favorite arctic friends, the polar bear.

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VIDEO: Antarctic Express Fly Cruise

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A short three-hour flight is all it takes to travel between Punta Arenas, Chile and King George Island in Antarctica. Skipping all the extra days at sea, you’ll enjoy only the best scenery and wildlife experiences of the Antarctic.

Watch our new Fly-Cruise video and experience the excitement of Antarctic travel with Quark Expeditions!

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Meet the Blue Whale

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The largest animal on Earth, the blue whale’s ability to navigate the ocean is a sight to be seen.

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Mysterious Graves in Greenland Intrigue and Fascinate

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While exploring remote corners of the world, you might expect to stumble upon a wide variety of intriguing bits of history and mysterious sites, especially in fascinating Greenland.

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Goodbye Quark Expeditions, Hello Quark Expeditions and a New Adventure Portfolio!

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Last year when I took on involvement with other NAS expedition brands International Expeditions and Zegrahm Expeditions, I took a deliberate step back from my role at Quark. Today, I am very excited to announce that I will lead a newly-formed portfolio of some of the world’s leading specialist adventure travel brands.

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