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Drake Passage
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 17 Feb 2019

Drake Passage

  • Aboard the National Geographic Orion
  • Antarctica
Antarctica is one of the world’s most geographically isolated locations. As a result it is highly biologically isolated—meaning many of the animals and plants are found nowhere else and there is very little gene-flow toward the continent. As visitors it is our duty to insure we don’t upset this balance by bringing outside contaminants with us. Today as we crossed the Drake Passage we participated in a mass cleaning and decontaminating of gear, to insure we protect the pristine wildness of Antarctica.

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