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The Sea Spirit's State-of-the-Art Stabilizers | Poseidon Expeditions

Posted by Steve Wellmeier on Apr 10, 2018 2:23:17 PM

Polar adventurers aboard Poseidon Expedition’s 114-passenger vessel Sea Spirit will now benefit from advanced technology when the ship is equipped with new retractable fin stabilizers next year.

The  4,200-GRT vessel will be retrofitted with

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Topics: Arctic, antarctic, expedition, Sea Spirit

The Search is On...

Posted by Steve Wellmeier on Nov 22, 2017 9:44:41 AM
 
Photograph the white penguin and the champagne will be on us!
 
After reports surfaced from Antarctica a few years ago when an expedition ship passenger photographed a chinstrap penguin with a rare genetic abnormality – isabellinism – our Sea Spirit expedition team has kept their collective eyes peeled for such a unique specimen.
 
Sometimes confused with albinism, which is an animal’s inability to produce melanin, isabellinism happens when normally black, grey or dark brown feathers appear greyish-yellow or pale brown. This condition isn’t restricted to a particular breed of bird; it has been noted in 12 of the 17 species of penguin, including the Adélie, gentoo and chinstrap in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.
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Topics: antarctic, penguins

What do I really need to bring on an adventure cruise to Antarctica? - Poseidon Expeditions

Posted by Steve Wellmeier on Feb 20, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Poseidon Expeditions, like other tour operators that take you on adventure cruises to Antarctica, wants you to be comfortable during your trip. That’s easy aboard the ship where casual clothing is the norm in the lounge, dining room or lecture room. But adventure cruises to Antarctica require a bit of planning

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Topics: antarctic, expedition