Jobs in Antarctica


Working in Antarctica

Want to Work in Antarctica?

Working in Antarctica would have to be one of the best ways to see and experience the frozen continent. Not only do you get to see the amazing transformation as you head south from a temperate climate to a completely different landscape of frozen water, snow, bare rock amazing diverse wildlife, huge icebergs and awesome Auroras, but you also get to experience the full seasonal cycle of a year if you decide to “Winter” in Antarctica.
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Antarctic Winter High Noon


Antarctic Winter High Noon

“The sun penetrates the cloud like an eyelid lifting so it can see”

The Stunning Sights of Antarctica

On the Antarctic coast looking out towards the northern horizon, it’s around mid day and the Sun is as high as it’s going to get for the day, the stunning sights of Antarctica are revealing themselves yet again.
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How To Protect Antarctica as a Tourist?


Protecting Antarctica's Pristine Environment

Antarctica is still one of the few unspoiled pristine environments left.

What Can You Do To Protect Antarctica as a Tourist?

I am certain that those who wish to visit Antarctica have a commitment to the environment. Antarctica is not your average tourist destination with hotels and spa’s it is a place to witness the true beauty of nature and it’s diversity. Continue reading

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Mawson’s Australian Antarctic Expedition 100th Anniversary


Stamps commemorating Mawson's first Australian Antarctic Expedition

Stamps commemorating Mawson's first Australian Antarctic Expedition

Douglas Mawson Antarctic Explorer.

If you ever take a trip to Antarctica I highly recommend you read the story of Douglas Mawson’s expedition to discover Antarctica – Home of the Blizzard. It is an amazing story of will and survival and the extremes that an adventurer is willing to go to fulfill a dream. Continue reading

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Antarctic Tour, Cruise and Voyage Guide Pt1


Antarctic Cruise and Voyage Must Do List

Preparing for your Antarctic Cruise, Voyage or Tour

I know when I went to Antarctica I prepared before going a “Must Do List”. This is a reminder list or goal setting list of the thing you want to achieve while on your Antarctic adventure. Continue reading

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Aurora Australis Southern Lights in Antarctica

Aurora Australis Southern Lights in Antarctica

Aurora Australis - Southern Lights in Sub Antarctica

Antarctic Sky Light Show

If and when you take your cruise or voyage to Antarctica or Sub Antarctica you will most likely come across a spectacular natural sky light show. The Southern Auroras or Aurora Australis are a spectacular exhibit of one of natures wonders. Scientifically speaking there is no mystery in this phenomenon, however to experience them is a mysteriously awesome sight. Continue reading

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The Sub Antarctic Chinstrap Penguin

Sub Antarctic Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis Antarcticus)

Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis Antarcticus)

Chinstrap Penguins (Pygoscelis Antarcticus) mainly inhabit islands of the Scotia Arc, concentrating in vast colonies on the coast of the South Orkneys, South Shetlands and South Sandwich Islands. Chinstraps have blue-black backs with white cheeks and underparts. A thin black line – the ‘chinstrap’ crosses the chin and runs back under the eye to join the nape. Chinstrap Penguins grow up to 68cm in height, and weigh around 6kg. Continue reading

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Antarctic Cruise Essential Checklist

Antarctic Cruise Clothing and Equipment Checklist

So you’re going to Antarctica on a real adventure cruise, the last thing you would want to do is leave something behind or not be suitably prepared with regards to clothing and equipment. Continue reading

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Wildlife in Antarctica

Wildlife in Antarctica

Antarctic Wildlife Unique

The wildlife in Antarctica is unique. It has adapted to a very hostile climate but like all wildlife it has found its niche on the planet.

Antarctic wildlife consists mainly of a series of groups of species. These species consist of Birds, Penguins, Seals, and Whales. The two most prominent species on the Antarctic continent and the Sub Antarctic Islands are Seals and Birds which includes Penguins. Continue reading

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Japanese Whaling Ships in Antarctica

Japanese Whaling Ships in Australian Antarctic Waters

The Japanese Whaling Factory Ship - Nishin Maru

Japanese having a Whale of a Time

If and when you visit Antarctica you might have the displeasure of coming across the Japanese whaling fleet along the way. Continue reading

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