Latest South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Stories

2011-02-01 08:00:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To showcase the newest ship in the Quark Expeditions fleet, the polar specialist is introducing a new 9-day itinerary - Wildlife Cruise through the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), November 6 to 14, 2011. Commented Quark's president, Hans Lagerweij, "With the addition of Sea Spirit and the new Falkland Islands itinerary, we demonstrate, once again, our commitment to innovation in polar traveling." (Photo:...

2010-05-14 14:05:43

Researchers at Durham University have drawn up new maps to show the competing claims of Argentina and the UK for resources in the South Atlantic and Southern Oceans. The publication of the maps follows the discovery of oil south of the Falkland Islands by a British company, Rockhopper Exploration, and a series of historical arguments about sovereignty and the rights to resources in the South Atlantic. Argentina and Britain went to war over sovereignty of the Falklands in 1982, and despite the...

2008-09-16 09:00:29

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The ultimate expedition for Penguin lovers will take place in November 2009 when Quark Expeditions' Kapitan Khlebnikov cuts the ice and journeys to Snow Hill Island and South Georgia seeking the world's two largest penguins. On board the 22-day "Emperors & Kings: Snow Hill and South Georgia" expedition will be internationally acclaimed wildlife artist Robert Bateman and renowned wildlife photographer Birgit Freybe Bateman. To view the Multimedia...

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