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The Sub Antarctic Chinstrap Penguin

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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Japanese Whaling Ships in Antarctica

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.

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Birds of Antarctica and Sub Antarctica.

Birds of the South Polar Regions My first trip to Antarctica in 2001 is when I learned what a Twitcher is, before that I just thought it was someone with a nervous disposition, however it is someone with a passion … Continue reading

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The Antarctic Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis Mitochondrial The Gentoo penguin is a classic penguin of which many fictional penguin characters have been modeled from, including Tux the Linux mascot penguin. They are easily identified by their yellow feet, orange bill and little white … Continue reading

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The Southern Elephant Seal Bull (Mirounga leonina).

Or – Big Bad Blubbery Bulls. These enormous mammals are a sight to behold. I recall the first time I came across a male Elephant Seal bull on one of the islands off Casey in Antarctica, I was impressed at … Continue reading

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Where to see a Royal Penguin on your Antarctic cruise

The Royal Penguin If you are planning an Antarctic cruise you may want to get a photo or at least a viewing of these gregarious little fellows. From a distance Royal penguins (Eudyptes schlegeli) can be mistaken for Rockhopper penguins … Continue reading

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The Sub Antarctic Rockhopper Penguin

Rockhopper penguins would have to be one of my favourite penguins. With their bright red eyes, punk hair-do, and feisty nature, they are a cut above the rest. From a distance they can be mistaken for a Royal Penguin as … Continue reading

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10 Secrets to Happiness – Sub-Antarctica style

Probably one of the most asked questions in the world!, what is the secret to happiness? Well here are the ten secrets to happiness, follow these ten simple rules and you can’t go wrong!

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Antarctica wildlife – Wilson’s Storm Petrel

When traveling Antarctica one of the most impressive sights is the abundance of bird life. One would think that Antarctica would be a baron ice desert, however that could not be further from the truth. The diversity and adaptability of … Continue reading

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