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Meet the Leopard Seal: Grace and Prowess in Antarctic Waters

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Seeing a seal up close, or even having some kind of interaction with one, is a dream for many. Seeing one in its natural habitat, though, is priceless! Polar adventurers may have a particular idea in mind of what an encounter with a seal will entail, but leopard seals promise to surprise and delight.

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10 Things to Do in Santiago, Chile

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It’s quite possible, while exploring remote parts of the world like the Falklands and South Georgia, to find yourself in the enviable position of spending time in Santiago, Chile. If, for example, you travel on one of several Quark Antarctic Express Fly/Cruise expeditions, you can fly from Port Stanley in the Falklands to Santiago, and can choose a post-trip option – extending your Antarctic expedition even further.

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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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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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The Wreck of the Governoren: an Antarctic Legend

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In 1912, Antarctica was the hub of the Heroic Age of Exploration, attracting famed adventurers such as Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen, and Sir Ernest Shackleton. While these pioneers paved the way for the polar explorers of today and took journeys that led to great developments beneficial to us even now in 2015, it was not without a few bumps and bruises along the way.

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Spotlight on Krill: Tiny Species, Massive Importance

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Antarctic krill has become widely known as an important source of essential omega-3s in healthy human diets — reportedly even better for you than omega-3s found in various types of fish, due to potentially dangerous levels of mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), metals, and radioactive poisons found in some fish.  

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Meet Penguinologist Dr. Tom Hart

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The research involved in investigating, exploring and documenting the history, wildlife and natural resources of the Polar Regions takes a massive amount of work for experts in all fields. These research helps us preserve the past and prepare for the future.

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VASSDesign: Polar Time Travel through Art and Design

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The history of the Polar Regions and the ambitious journeys to them are intriguing; when you travel to these remote destinations, you can't help but feel you're experiencing life the same way explorers might have lived centuries ago.

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