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Polar Expedition Leader Unveils Interactive Arctic Map

 Quark Expeditions® Launches Animated 'Guide to the Arctic' with Arctic Cruise Contest

[Waterbury, VT] – April 10, 2014 – Industry-leading polar expedition company Quark Expeditions® has launched an interactive online Guide to the Arctic, complete with mapping demonstrating the natural habitat of polar bears, muskox, reindeer and other Arctic wildlife.

Visitors are invited to click and explore Arctic wildlife, locations, climate, history, terrain, tips for expedition travel and fun facts about the Arctic region. Within each topic, various points on the interactive graphic reveal new visuals, videos and information on everything from the magnetic changes in the North Pole to the details of polar expeditions in centuries past. These pop-up fast facts link to in-depth information where available, allowing visitors a deep dive into the Arctic from their desktop or tablets.

"Climate change is remapping the world with the Arctic included, and our expedition passengers and online communities are craving information. There's just so much to learn and experience in the Arctic,” said Hans Lagerweij, president of Quark Expeditions®. "We wanted to be able to share images, video and resources we've found helpful, all from one easily accessible, fun platform. Our Guide to the Arctic allows anyone – from the child curious about Arctic animals to the expedition traveller preparing for their Arctic cruise – to really dig in and experience the Arctic, where and whenever they please." Guide to the Arctic is written in HTML5 syntax, making use of the latest version of jQuery to animate and control the functionality of the page. For a limited time, Quark Expeditions® is offering Guide to the Arctic visitors the chance to win a trip for two to the Arctic by simply answering one question about the information in the guide ( The contest closes May 31, 2014.

About Quark Expeditions®

For over 20 years, Quark Expeditions® has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel. With its diverse fleet of specially equipped vessels and seasoned expedition leaders, they offer travelers unparalleled access to the most remote regions on earth: the Arctic and Antarctica.

In 2013, Quark Expeditions® was voted “World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator” by the World Travel Awards, received the “Blow the Budget” award from the Amadeus & World Travel Mart Travel Experience Awards and was named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime for their “Three Arctic Islands” voyage.