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How to Treat Gore-Tex for Polar Weather Wear

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Properly packing for the Polar Regions makes your adventure that much more enjoyable! We like our passengers to be prepared for any conditions they may encounter, whether cross-country skiing in Antarctica or touching down in a helicopter at the North Pole.

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What you Need to Know About Kayaking in the Polar Regions

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There’s nothing quite like climbing into a kayak and paddling the pristine waters around towering icebergs off the coast of Antarctica, or along the shore of a quaint Greenland fishing village. In fact, Greenland is the birthplace of the kayak and many of Quark's Arctic passengers are treated to a traditional kayaking demonstration in Sisimiut, on the Davis Strait.

Kayaking is an immensely popular Antarctic adventure for Quark passengers. We provide the equipment and training you'll need for a day on the water enjoying views of the landscape from your unique vantage point just atop the surface of clear waters in the extreme North or South.

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Quark’s Scientists in Residence Program

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Embarking on a polar expedition with Quark is as much fun as any other vacation. And, it can also be a fascinating, enriching learning experience. 

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Till Death Do Us Part? Animal Mating in Antarctica

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Antarctica is the most remote of the world’s seven continents, but that doesn’t mean its native inhabitants go without companionship. While wildlife are unlike humans and forgo a marriage or commitment ceremony, you may be surprised to learn on your Antarctic expedition that some animals do in fact stay together for the long haul!

 Photo Credit: Samantha Crimmin

Big birds, big commitment

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Spotlight on Beluga Whale Communication

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There’s something magical about beluga whales, and there’s so much to learn about these magnificent animals. 

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge on Somerset Island in Nunavut is a world-class beluga observation site and is committed to furthering an understanding of the whales and their habitats.

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What to expect when you travel to Antarctica: An expedition diary

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25th January 2015

Ocean Diamond - Expedition Blog

Our first day in Antarctica, after a pleasant crossing of the Drake thanks to impeccable timing on the part of Captain Oleg having controlled our speed to avoid any trouble, was Barrientos.

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Living the dream: An Antarctic Explorer voyage with Quark Expeditions

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This blog post first appeared on http://www.discover-the-world.co.uk/. Penguin enthusiast (and Discover The World's Assistant Polar Product Manager) Gary travelled to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions in December 2014 to fulfil a lifelong ambition.

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What Makes Up the Arctic?

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If you’re researching your upcoming Arctic expedition, you might be asking yourself “what countries make up the Arctic?”

Unlike Antarctica, what’s known as “the Arctic” cannot be confined to a single land mass at one end of the globe.
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Take a Polar Plunge with Quark Expeditions and Stop Kids Cancer Cold

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It takes a special type of person to do a polar plunge – and we want you to jump in with us! Quark Expeditions is participating in the Great Canadian Chill, a popular polar bear dip event to raise awareness and money to battle children’s cancer.

These plunges take place in various venues across Canada, but Quark will be participating in Toronto, Canada, and during our Antarctic expeditions.

Sponsor Team Quark

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Making Polar History - A Landing at Remote Saunders Island

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It was an exciting day indeed when 88 Quark Expeditions passengers became part of polar history.

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