28 Jan '13, 4pm

Young Explorer Series: Rolex Scholar @MeganCook33 'Chills' in Antarctica! @FCousteau @Antarcticoceans

Young Explorer Series: Rolex Scholar @MeganCook33 'Chills' in Antarctica! @FCousteau @Antarcticoceans

2012 North American Rolex Scholar representing the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society, I have had the chance to visit extraordinary parts of the underwater world. None have left me so star-struck as this brilliantly white, frozen world. Long famous for its inaccessibility, Antarctica now receives more than 50,000 visitors every year. My passage south was granted by a team of naturalists and ocean lovers aboard Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Explorer. I hadn’t read many guidebooks beforehand, partially because I had ten days notice to prepare, but mostly because I needed to feel this place with fresh eyes and wonder at the expedition in process. Our beautiful ship had no pre-planned port calls. There were no dinner buffets or conversations shirking the real threats of climate change. We were on a true adventure. Crunching our bow through sea ice sheets and ...

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