Antarctica

Antarctica's fragile ecosystem is in serious jeopardy as a result of excessive tourism within the past ten years.  See "National Geographic Magazine's" February 2002 issue.  The authors of this website strongly encourage travelers to seek these alternative destinations, many of which recreate the experience of being on the ice fields of this precious continent.  This webpage is the only one in the TJ website that contains advertisements and photographs that are not original images of the authors.  Pictures without texts written over them are our originals taken in Hobart, Australia and the cities of Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand.

Above: Interpretive displays at the Tarlton exposition.

Below: A brochure for the Antarctic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand.  A cavity the size of an airplane hanger is fitted with snow machines that nearly duplicate Antarctic's surface.

 

 

Below: The charming city of Hobart.  From here environmentally sensitive tours of Antarctica depart.

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The first outpost on Antarctica has been reassembled at Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter in Auckland, New Zealand.

The museum portrays life of the first explorers.

Fish native to Antarctica are displayed in a huge 500, 000 gallon aquarium.  The waters of this display are so cold that ice forms upon the surface.

The city museum of Christchurch has an extensive section devoted to Antarctica's exploration.  An annex adjacent to the exhibits has a computer center with state of the art hardware.  Serious studies have been conducted from here.

Above: Lobby of the Antarctic Adventure in Hobart, Australia.  Hobart is clearly the place for those curious about Antarctica.  Below: Guide to many sites in Hobart connected with Antarctica.