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Meet Antarctic Wildlife in 360° VR

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This post was previously published in July 2016

Exploring the 7th continent is best accomplished in person, of course; but polar-passionate people the world over can now explore vicariously through Quark Expeditions’ 360° Virtual Reality Antarctic Experience, a series of stunning 360° VR videos shot in Antarctica. Rotate your mobile device or mouse around on a laptop to explore the sights and sounds of an authentic Antarctic landing.

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Spotlight on Beluga Whale Communication

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This popular post was first published in 2015. 

On Somerset Island in the Canadian province of Nunavut, is a world-class beluga observation site, home to enormous arctic whale pods each summer. In summer 2014, Arctic Watch welcomed Vancouver Aquarium researcher Dr. Valeria Vergara, who spent four weeks at the lodge on an arctic research project, furthering her in-depth studies of the area’s belugas. 

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Top 3 Arctic Expedition Destinations for Arctic Wildlife Lovers

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Arctic wildlife are a fascinating lot, thanks, in part, to how they’ve successfully adapted to one of the most challenging environments on earth. Traveling to Polar Regions in the Far North gives us a unique opportunity to see these hardy creatures in their natural environment.

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When to Visit Antarctica: A Traveler’s Guide to the 7th Continent

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We often hear of Antarctic cruises being referred to as once in a lifetime trips. It’s a bucket list destination: an experience you have to have at some point in your life.

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Top Bird-Watching Expeditions in the Polar Regions

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The Polar Regions have long fascinated travelers with a wide range of interests, such as adventure sports, exploration, rare polar animals and geography. Among those diverse groups, perhaps none are quite as passionate as bird-watchers!

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Meet the Narwhal: A Near-Threatened Arctic Animal

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Spotting a narwhal on an arctic expedition may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, given that only 75,000 of these legendary creatures still roam the arctic waters around Greenland, Canada and Russia.

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Meet the Waved Albatross

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There are few things more graceful than an albatross in flight, and you may be fortunate enough to see on your Galapagos Islands cruise with Quark!

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World Penguin Day: Fun Penguin Facts You Need To Know

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April 25 is World Penguin Day! 

This is one of two dates set aside on the Quark Expeditions calendar to celebrate penguins around the world – the other date is January 20, which is Penguin Awareness Day. 

To celebrate World Penguin Day, here are some fascinating facts you may not have known about on the most famous permanent residents you’ll encounter on your Antarctic expedition.

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Meet the Walrus: Not All Tusks and Whiskers

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They’re easily recognizable by their whiskers and large tusks, but there’s way more to the sociable walrus than just those distinctive features!

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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!

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