Aurora Expeditions Blog

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Who owns Antarctica?

Antarctica doesn’t belong to anyone. There is no single country that owns Antarctica. Instead, Antarctica is governed by a group …

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Why Explore Alaska on a Small ship with Aurora Expeditions?

Escape the Crowds, Challenge Yourself & be Free in Alaska Alaska is a place of bountiful wildlife, spectacular landscapes of …

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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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How cold is Antarctica?

Antarctica is the coldest place on earth. Colder than the Arctic and the Andes, even colder than the summit of …

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Is Antarctica a desert? YES. Find out why

When most people imagine Antarctica they think of a cold continent covered in ice. And they’re right. In fact, 90% …

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About Sylvia Earle

New Ship Honours Sylvia Earle Dr. Sylvia Earle is a legendary marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience …

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Our new ship – the Sylvia Earle

Our new ship, the Sylvia Earle Our new ship honours Sylvia Earle, an accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer, conservationist and explorer; …

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Cruise or hiking Patagonia – Which is right for you?

“I climbed a path and from the top looked up-stream towards Chile. I could see the river, glinting and sliding …

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Webinar: Explore the natural beauty of Greenland

Watch our webinar on Greenland below where local Greenland specialist, Bettina Ovgaard talks about Greenlandic traditions, culture, everyday life, and …

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Do people live in Antarctica?

Antarctica is known for being the highest, driest, coldest and windiest continent on earth. So perhaps it won’t come as …

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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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Arctic kayaking trips on top of the world

If you’re looking for a different type of travel experience in one of the most remote places on Earth, we …

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The Good Gift Guide

Get out of your usual gift giving routine and get a truly unique gift from some of our favourite partners …

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The wonders of wild outdoor Scotland according to Robyn Mundy

When I was first asked to work on Aurora’s ‘Wild Islands of Scotland’ voyages, I confess to being a tad …

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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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Discovering Scotland’s wild islands

When you first think of Scotland, you’ll likely think of the big cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well …

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Aurora Expeditions celebrate World Oceans Day!

Have you ever stopped to think about how amazing our oceans are? From generating the majority of the oxygen we …

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Top things to do in Aberdeen before your Arctic Circle Cruise

Perched at the top of Britain, Scotland is characterised by its historic cities, winding roads and rugged terrain. The city …

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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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Birding In Alaska: A Bird Watcher’s Guide

With the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) reporting there are 500 different species of bird in the northern …

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Who Was Charles Darwin?

Naturalist. Geologist. Biologist. Author. Father. As far as influential people from the 19th century go, Charles Darwin certainly ranks with the likes …

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