A list of the species of Arctic animals that can be seen whilst on an Arctic cruise expedition.
Wildlife encounters with polar bears, king penguins, whales, albatross and seals are constant occurances on an expedition cruise with One Ocean Expeditions.
Visits to penguin colonies provide a unique experience as guests make their way through the abundance of curious penguins. Up-close marine mammal encounters are one of the most awe-inspiring experiences on this planet, even more so at the ends of the earth. All varieties of these polar migratory whales are known to curiously approach the vessel, zodiacs and even sea kayaks. Rich nutrients in the Antarctic water provide an abundant feeding ground for active open jawed leopard seals, crabeater seals, and Weddell seals.
On expedition cruises to South Georgia, guests experience intimate encounters with king penguin rookeries that are home to more than a hundred-thousand birds. The famous albatross is a constant companion on the journey, filling the sky with its incredible wingspan. During those expeditions we visit fur seal colonies that populate the beaches with their pups while elephant seals are busy mating or fighting on the beach.
In the Arctic we frequently encounter the icon of the North – Polar bear, hunting for seals and other protein sources to sustain themselves during the Arctic summer.
Species of Penguins In Antarctica
There are 8 species of penguins in Antarctica and the surrounding region. The Emperor, Adelie, Gentoo, Chinstrap, Macaroni, Rockhopper, Magellanic and King penguin. What penguins might you see on your expedition cruise to the Antarctic? Some species (such as the Emperor Penguin) are very rarely sighted on expedition cruises as they can only be found…
Arctic Bird Species And Distribution- A Study
Sarah Wong from the CWS conducts a survey with OOE on the types of Arctic bird species found in the Canadian Arctic, their prominence and distribution.
Focus on South Georgia
South Georgia has every right to be called the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’. Only in South Georgia you can visit hundreds of thousands of king penguins on an unrivalled itinerary to explore what’s been called the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’.
World Oceans Day Celebration
Today we celebrate World Oceans Day by sharing some of the initiatives One Ocean Expeditions is involved with to protect our oceans.
A Celebration of Turtles
Today is World Turtle Day and who doesn’t love turtles?! Read about some of the turtles you can expect to see on our Central America voyage.
Costa Rica & Panama Wildlife Highlights
Resident Ornithologist Simon Boyes reflects back at the spectacular wildlife that he and guests encountered on this very special trip to Central America.
A Brief Introduction to Migratory Birds
In honour of World Migratory Bird Day on May 11th, we thought we’d give you a brief introduction to the world of migratory birds.
Interesting Birds in the Arctic
One of the best things about travelling to the Arctic is the number of bird species we can see from the excellent vantage point of the vessel.