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During the dark Antarctica sea ice freezes in sheets radiating out from the continent. And when the southern-hemisphere summer months of November and December arrive, icemaster captains with an abundance of experience and a ship with a...
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Seeing penguins in the wild is one of the major draws for travelers to Antarctica. And since the frozen continent is home to massive colonies of Gentoo, Adelie, and chinstrap penguins, visitors have plenty of chances to see the (sometimes...
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Almost anyone who’s visited a penguin tank at the zoo has noticed how these aquatic birds seem to fly underwater—flapping their front flippers and soaring as if in air. Only travelers encountering penguins in the wild, though, have been able to...