Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctica Cruises: Eight Popular Visitor Sites

Most Antarctica cruises visit both the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.  (The South Shetlands — while not part of the mainland — are still considered part of Antarctica.)  Antarctica cruises leaving from the most common embarkation point of Ushuaia, Argentina, typically visit the South Shetlands en route to the Peninsula, which lies about […]

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The Bonanza Of Wildlife In Antarctica

In Antarctica, the “White Continent” at the bottom of the earth, humans – mostly scientists and support personnel working at the research stations there – come and go after a few months or years. None are permanent residents. But Antarctica does have millions of annual residents: its wildlife. And they are some of the biggest […]

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