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Antarctica
While most people visit Antarctica as very temporary guests, some intrepid souls call this continent home for extended periods of time. There are many bases on the Antarctic continent, staffed by nations of the Antarctic Treaty System. Most of...
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Antarctica
Reaching the bay of this strange island isn’t easy; ships must navigate the narrow entranceway known simply as Neptune’s Bellows. But this unique geography is what has made the island one of the safest ports in Antarctica. In fact, even the term...
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Antarctica
While cruising around Antarctica, you will usually be on the fringes of the continent, stopping at islands and ice floes. There are opportunities, though, to actually set foot on the continent itself, like at Brown Bluff. Located at the northern...
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Antarctica
Sure, in photos they look cute and snuggly. But once you're up close to a massive seal, separated only by a few feet, one's perception suddenly changes. Antarctica is home to many species of seal, including the fur and leopard seals. Leopard seals...