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An adventure tourism team from the Scandinavian-built ice-breaker, Akademik Sergey Vavilov, watches humpback whales from an inflatable zodiac boat in Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctic Peninsula. The icebreaker was originally built for the Russian Academy of Science and although scientists still use it occasionally, it is now predominantly used for adventure touring in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. The ship is currently operated by a Russian crew, and staffed with employees of the adventure touring company Quark Expeditions, and carries around 100 passengers at a time.

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An adventure tourism team from the Scandinavian-built ice-breaker, Akademik Sergey Vavilov, watches humpback whales from an inflatable zodiac boat in Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctic Peninsula. The icebreaker was originally built for the Russian Academy of Science and although scientists still use it occasionally, it is now predominantly used for adventure touring in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. The ship is currently operated by a Russian crew, and staffed with employees of the adventure touring company Quark Expeditions, and carries around 100 passengers at a time.