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For many, embarking on a polar expedition is the trip of a lifetime. Whether it’s a top bucket list trip, or your polar passion drives you to explore new Arctic and Antarctic regions every chance you get, a lot of planning and preparation will go into your epic adventure. 

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The Quark Polar Bear - An Update

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We’re excitedly tracking our adopted polar bear – a mother bear currently known as # X37136 – and her cub on the Polar Bears International (PBI) Bear Tracker page, to see what they’ve been up to. And we will soon have a proper name for her, one befitting her natural beauty, from the hundreds of name submissions we’ve received from the #NameTheQuarkBear contest. It’s not too late to submit a name, but hurry, the contest ends August 31.    

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The Top 5 Arctic Landing Sites

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Depending on the weather and the particular expedition, your arctic cruise will include landings at a variety of diverse and fascinating landing sites. Some of these landings are best viewed and experienced as a short break from the ship, while others beg for you to stay and explore the region. 

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Field Notes on Beluga Whale Research - Weeks 2 and 3

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The days blend into each other in the High Arctic, where working nights under the 2 a.m. sun or working days is guided not by an internal clock or by the necessary stillness that comes with darkness, but by the cycles of the whales, which seem to be guided by the tides.

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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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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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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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