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Beyond the Destination

The Zegrahm Blog: Your World. Our Perspective.

  • Scrimshaw

    Scrimshaw Redemption - America's Original Art Form Enjoys a Rebirth

    May 26, 2016 | Blog Post

    For 19th-century New England sailors, life aboard whaling ships tended to get rather tedious. Voyages could last years, with weeks or months between sightings; living conditions were lamentable, quarters were cramped.

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    Enderby, Auckland Islands

    New Zealand's Sub-Antarctic Islands are for the Birds

    May 23, 2016 | Blog Post

    A native New Zealander and birder since childhood, ornithologist Brent Stephenson helped rediscover the New Zealand storm-petrel in 2003, long thought to be extinct.

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    Vietnamese Market

    To Buy or Not to Buy...

    May 19, 2016 | Blog Post

    A teacher and writer, Kim Jane Saunders is a graduate of international politics and history, and holds a master's degree in education. She has lived in Hong Kong and Indonesia, and has traveled extensively throughout East and Southeast Asia.

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  • Sandakan, Malaysia

    Journey through the Philippines 2016 Field Report

    May 17, 2016 | Field Report

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - Sandakan, Malaysia / Embark Caledonian Sky: Our morning in Sandakan began at the Sun Bear Sanctuary at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, built in 2014. The bears were active and we observed them playing with one another and climbing the trees around the viewing platform.

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    Sumela Monastery

    Medieval Times

    May 17, 2016 | Blog Post

    Susan Langley is the State Underwater Archaeologist for the Maryland Historical Trust. She received her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Toronto and her M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Calgary.

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    Vietnamese Pho

    Pho—Comfort in a Bowl

    May 16, 2016 | Blog Post

    Pho is probably the most recognizable dish from Vietnam—this noodle soup with its complex broth and exotic herbs, truly represents comfort in a bowl. First appearing during the mid-1880s, this dish is heavily influenced by Chinese and French cooking. Some believe that the name is a Vietnamese corruption of the classic French pot au feu, a slow-cooked beef stew.

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  • South Georgia Pipit, Prion Island

    Habitat Restoration on South Georgia

    May 13, 2016 | Video

    The South Georgia Heritage Trust has done some incredible work for the island, including eradicating ALL rats from South Georgia. Doing so brought back the population of the South Georgia pipit, once very near extinction. Watch as ornithologist Jim Wilson tells you more about the project - and listen to a pipit sing!

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    Cruising the Antarctic Sound

    Why "The Ice" is One of Travel's Hottest Destinations

    May 12, 2016 | Blog Post

    When it comes to dream destinations, the driest, windiest, and coldest place on Earth may not immediately come to mind. Yet for many modern-day explorers, Antarctica ranks high on their trip-of-a-lifetime lists.

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    Photography in Antarctica

    Photography in Antarctica

    May 12, 2016 | Blog Post

    Michael Moore has been working with us for nearly a decade; he earned both his BS in biology and an MS degree in ecology, ethology, and evolution at the University of Illinois.

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  • Southern Elephant Seals

    Elephant Seals: In the Heat of the Battle

    May 12, 2016 | Video

    Please note, this video contains graphic footage; sensitive viewers may find some scenes disturbing. 

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    Wandering Albatross

    High-flying Facts About the Albatross [Infographic]

    May 11, 2016 | Blog Post

    To the casual observer, an albatross may appear to be merely an oversized gull. On the contrary—the albatross is so much more than a shore-hugging monarch of pier pilings!

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    Grytviken, South Georgia

    In the Footsteps of Shackleton

    May 11, 2016 | Video

    Long-time Zegrahm leader, naturalist, and historian, Ingrid Nixon, is an incredible story-teller. She has traveled with us to Antarctica several times, and has regaled us with stories of early exploration. Along with historian David Wilson, watch as they share the story of Ernest Shackleton and his voyage to South Georgia.

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