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Wildlife

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What animals live in Antarctica?

    Sub-zero temperatures, months of darkness and some of the strongest winds on Earth. How does life survive in this vast …

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Do puffins live in the Arctic?

Puffins live in the Arctic. They can be found around sea cliffs and tundra-carpeted coastlines from Iceland to Greenland, Norway, …

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How can we help endangered penguins in Antarctica?

As a group, penguins are one of the two most threatened seabird species in the world. According to Birdlife International, …

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Are seals endangered in Antarctica?

All six seal species’ found living in Antarctica are classified as ‘least concern’ by the International Union for Conservation of …

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Are there polar bears in Antarctica? No – find out why.

Do polar bears live in Antarctica? Polar bears live in the Arctic, but not Antarctica. Down south in Antarctica you’ll …

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Antarctica in March: Why I like Antarctic trips in March

March is ‘late-season’ for voyages to Antarctica: night times grow out of the endless summer days; the air freshens; dustings …

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Hookpod launches Kickstarter campaign

The Hookpod is a new fisheries invention that’s small in size, big in innovation and has huge implications for saving …

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King Penguin Fun Facts & Information

On an adventure to Antarctica and the Subantarctic islands with Aurora Expeditions, there is one animal that almost everyone wants …

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Spitsbergen birdlife to spot on your Arctic cruise

The isle of Spitsbergen in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is one of our favourite destinations, with jaw-dropping landscapes and …

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World Wildlife Day – Our Top 5 Polar Animals

Every year on March 3, it’s World Wildlife Day! This is a time when we are all encouraged to celebrate …

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Aurora Expeditions Acknowledge The World’s Endangered Species List

On Friday 20 May 2016, the world takes time to acknowledge the planet’s endangered species of wild animals, and many …

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Antarctic Penguins

It’s time to refresh your penguin knowledge! Of all Antarctica’s resident animals, penguins are some of the most iconic and …

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Encountering The Patagonian Wildlife

For nature lovers, the vast landscape of Patagonia is a veritable treat, with the fertile plains (pampas), glistening lakes and …

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Some Fun Facts About Iguanas (Land And Marine)

In the Galápagos islands, you’ll likely find many iguanas during your explorations. There are four main species – three live on land …

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Atlantic Puffin Facts & Information Guide

When you head into the waters of the North Sea on board Aurora Expeditions’ Wild Scotland tour, prepare to have …

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Arctic Fox Facts & Information Guide

During your shore excursions in the Arctic, via the Polar Pioneer, you may want to keep your eye out for a …

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Wandering Albatross Facts & Information

Standing on the deck of the Greg Mortimer in Antarctica, there’s a good chance that you’ll experience bracing polar winds …

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New Fur Seals And Sea Lions Book Released By Dr Roger Kirkwood

Exciting news from expedition leader and naturalist Dr Roger Kirkwood, who has just had a book published. Roger’s life passion …

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5 Amazing Animals That Should Be At The Olympics

Here at Aurora Expeditions, we have a huge amount of respect for animals and the role they play in the …

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Wildlife Fact File: Frigatebirds Of The Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands, scattered in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 kilometres from the shores of Ecuador, are home to some …

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Svalbard Reindeer Facts & Information

If you have booked your trip on board one of Aurora Expeditions’ cruises to the Arctic Circle, you may begin …

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Why are there no penguins in the Arctic?

The Arctic is a bird-lover’s paradise. The bird cliffs of Iceland and Norway are some of the busiest, most bustling …

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Top 5 Reasons To Include South Georgia On Your Antarctic Expedition

Unknown to most, the Antarctic region stretches wider than its mainland and actually includes a number of island chains dotted …

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Antarctic Seasons By Month: A Guide To The Wilderness

In Australia, our seasons are pretty well defined. During the summer, the soaring temperatures make for great beach weather, while …

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