Heading to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina...

at the bottom of the world in order to join the expedition staff aboard the M/V Silver Explorer for two months as we explore the sub-Antarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula in the Scotia Sea. Stay tuned to this blog for occasional posts during the next two months - there will be penguins!

The development of the Scotia Sea (plate) gradually opened the Drake Passage between South America and Antarctica beginning approximately 30-40 million years ago, allowing the formation of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, thereby isolating the southern icy continent from warmer ocean waters.

The development of the Scotia Sea (plate) gradually opened the Drake Passage between South America and Antarctica beginning approximately 30-40 million years ago, allowing the formation of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, thereby isolating the southern icy continent from warmer ocean waters.