The Worldwide Quest Blog
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Change of Plans
A March 2013 decision to permit small knives back on planes has been reversed “after extensive engagement with the Aviation Security Advisory Committee, law enforcement officials, passenger advocates, and other important stakeholders” by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in the US. A revised list has been posted to help you with what you can and cannot take on board...
The world-famous Pinta Island tortoise Lonesome George who was the last of his kind when he died in June 2012, will be preserved in consultation with the American Museum of Natural History. George was an icon for biodiversity conservation and will be on display at the Museum for a limited time starting this winter before he is returned to the Galápagos. ...
Penguin Highway in Antarctica
Who doesn't love the visual of a waddling penguin? Melissa Brennan, in her early 20's captured this great footage of a well-beaten path in the snow and set up a camera there to record the comings and goings of penguins. It turns out they have an orderly traffic system. Road conditions are icy in Antarctica, but webbed feet still patter away in this video of a busy penguin highway. Seem...
Shipwreck at Cape Flora - A Recommended Read
Benjamin Leigh Smith discovered and named dozens of islands in the Arctic, yet refused public accolades and published no account of his pioneering explorations. Leigh Smith’s first expedition, to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, resulted in thirty-three new place names and included the discovery of twenty-two new islands. He defined the northeast limits of Svalbard at what is now known as...
World's Rarest Buffalo Captured
Camera traps deployed in the rugged Philippine mountains of Occidental Mindoro’s Iglit-Baco range have just captured dramatic images of Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) – the world’s rarest buffalo species and the Philippines’ largest endemic land animal.In an effort to double wild Tamaraw numbers from 300 to 600 by 2020, small infrared cameras are crucial tools that give sci...
Mystery in the Sea of Galilee
A giant 'monumental' stone structure discovered beneath the waters of the Sea of Galilee in Israel has archaeologists puzzled as to its purpose and even how long ago it was built.The mysterious structure is cone shaped, made of 'unhewn basalt cobbles and boulders,' and weighs an estimated 60,000 tons the researchers said. That makes it heavier than most modern-day warships.They say it is definitel...
- Four High Arctic Birds
- Thoughts on the Arctic
- Notes from the Field: Big Cats at the Ends of the Earth
- Unearthing the Recipe for Rare Gemstones in the Canadian Arctic
- Berry Season on Fogo Island (With a Recipe!)
- Why is Georgia (the country) on Our Minds?
- Icy Connections: Why the Arctic Fascinates a Whale Biologist
- Cities that Reign in Spain
- 5 Reasons to Cruise the Emirates with Worldwide Quest in November
- A Front Row Seat to a Bhutanese Tshechu
This photo was recently taken by Quest traveller Victoria T. in Tanzania!
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