The Russian captain Alexey Nazarov, known and popular in the expedition travel industry, unexpectedly passed away last Monday.
Three beluga whales were beached at the mouth of the River Uda on the Sea of Okhotsk and fortunately were rescued.
Marcel Schütz, company owner and long-time resident in Longyearbyen, comments on the turbulent times that Svalbard is going through.
The oldest known penguin is a gentoo lady which lives at the Odense Zoo in Denmark and is a proud 41 years and 151 days (as of October 15, 2020) of age.
Hurtigruten Svalbard has announced that it wants to sell its properties in Longyearbyen and is in contact with Store Norske.
Following the events on the east coast of Kamchatka, further investigations are being carried out to finally determine the causes.