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Dr. Dan Zak Shares Sea Sickness Prevention & Treatment Tips

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Even the hardiest adventure travelers can experience sea sickness, as the waters we find ourselves in can be challenging for the strongest stomachs. The Drake Passage is well known amongst Antarctic travelers as a nausea-inducing hot spot, although any open water can get your insides rolling.

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Quark Expeditions Welcomes You to the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge Experience

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Exciting news! For the upcoming 2015 expedition seasons, Quark is very pleased to offer our first-ever land-based adventure. It's an Arctic experience like no other, 500 miles above the Arctic Circle at the family-owned and operated Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge on Somerset Island, Nunavut.

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Spotlight on Akpatok Island

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Akpatok Island is a fascinating place that very few – even Canadians – know about or will ever have the pleasure of visiting, largely because it’s so remote and completely uninhabited. No one has lived here for more than 100 years. Akpatok is located in Ungava Bay in Quebec’s far north. It’s the largest island in Ungava Bay, separated from Baffin Island by Hudson Strait. Although Quebec’s mainland is only about 70 kilometers away (a comparatively short distance), Akpatok Island is actually part of the territory of Nunavut, specifically the Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin) Region.

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A Guide to the Arctic: Explore And Win A Trip!

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We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our new, interactive online polar north region discovery and exploration tool.

A Guide to the Arctic allows you to simply click to explore Arctic regions, wildlife, climate, history, geography and fun facts. Clicking on various points within each category and information layer reveals pop-up boxes with fast facts, visuals, videos and more.

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Getting to the Arctic: Travel Tips for In & Around Arctic Gateway Cities

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Getting to the Arctic with Quark Expeditions® involves travel through a major gateway, such as Helsinki, Finland, or Toronto, Canada. Our embarkation and stopover cities are destinations in themselves; use these tips to get the most out of your time in your travel gateway city.

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United Nations Court Ends Japan's Antarctic Whaling Program

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Image credit: Australian Parliament

The UN International Court of Justice (IJC) has ordered Japan to stop hunting minke, fin and humpback whales in the Antarctic, ruling that the practice was not for the benefit of science.

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Snowshoeing Spitsbergen: Old School Arctic Trekking Like a Champ

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Early in the Arctic expedition season each year, passengers have a unique opportunity to participate in the age old, traditional activity of snowshoeing in Norway's Arctic paradise, Spitsbergen. Whether you're a first-timer or a snowshoeing aficionado, these tips will help you make the most of the experience.

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Franklin's Lost Expedition: Myths, Mystery & Modern Day Relics

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The story of Franklin's lost expedition is one that still fascinates today, so much so that international researchers are still investigating potential causes of the deaths of all 129 men and officers aboard the fateful ship. Just recently, scientists from the University of Glasgow re-examined forensic specimens gathered by Parks Canada in 2013 and concluded that lead poisoning was less a factor than previously thought. What, then, was responsible for the massive loss of life aboard the expedition?

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Luxury Antarctic Expeditions: Adventure Cruising in Comfort

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Not all that long ago, expeditions were undertaken by only the hardiest of travelers. If you were among the adventurous determined to travel to the farthest, most remote corners of the world, you could expect camp accommodations, little to no communication with the outside world, and months of planning in advance.

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Filming The Mysterious 7th Continent

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Rhonda and Tony Wannamaker, members of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, are a husband and wife film team. Rhonda is a Producer/Sound Recordist and Tony is a Cinematographer/Director. During the month of November 2013, the filmmakers were in the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica working on a documentary about tourism and following in the footsteps of the great heroic Polar explorers, Capt. Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton. Below is a blog post about their experience:

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