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Hanna Michel

Antarctica 23/24 – Part 1

A few impressions from the first couple of trips on the MV Ocean Endeavour. The first whale sightings, the first seals and penguins, the first icebergs, the first landing on sea ice with a fantastic team! Leaving Ushuaia again today heading towards the Falkland Islands first, then South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula at the…
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Stay tuned for more Antarctic stuff! // Bald kommt mehr Antarktis-Inhalt!

EN: Currently on my way to Antarctica via South America, a few days of team building with Intrepid’s awesome expedition team, and getting the ship plus equipment ready for our first voyage of the season in early November. You can also follow me on instagram for more updates. It might take a while here –…
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Antarktis-Vortrag in Mettingen im Oktober // Upcoming lecture about Antarctica in my home town

Am 19.10. um 18 Uhr seid ihr herzlich zu meinem Vortrag über die Antarktis und ihre Tierwelt und mehr bei Draiflessen in Mettingen eingeladen. Mehr Infos gibts hier.

Australia’s Kimberley 2.0

EN: Back to the Kimberley! New places, new species, new experiences. On a wonderful boat tour on the Ord River, I finally got to see my first Freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni)! They’re quite a bit smaller and less notorious than their „big brother“, the saltwater crocodile. Even though like them, freshies are also tolerant to…
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Wildlife of Australia’s Kimberley // Die Tierwelt von Australien’s Kimberley-Region

This summer, it was time for a change! Instead of working in the Polar Regions, I went to Australia (i. e. in the southern winter). The Kimberley region on the continent’s Northwest was one of the earliest settled parts but is still among the most remote wilderness areas on the planet. Let me show you…
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Get to know the Adélie penguin! // Darf ich vorstellen: der Adeliepinguin!

The first little guy I would like to introduce you to is the one I have chosen as the “header” of the website: The Adélie penguin Pygoscelis adeliae. Like all penguins, Adélies are flightless birds that are perfectly adapted to life at sea. Over millions of years their wings have become flipper-like and allow them…
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