32 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Antarctica - Atlas Obscura
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Antarctica

32 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Antarctica

Unusual Attractions in Antarctica

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Cool Places to Eat & Drink in Antarctica


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Stories About Antarctica

The James Caird at Elephant Island, preparing to set off for South Georgia Island.

Remembering a Little-Known Chapter in the Famed Endurance Expedition to Antarctica

The epic survival story of Ernest Shackleton and his crew included a harrowing journey to Elephant Island.
In Antarctica, the aptly-named icefish survives extreme cold thanks to an unusual suite of anatomical oddities.

The Evolutionary Quirk That Allows Antarctica's Icefish To Survive Extreme Cold

Unique adaptations allow the ambush predator to thrive in an environment that would kill most other organisms.

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