Astoria, Oregon

Oct 14, 2017 - National Geographic Sea Lion

Our first full day of exploration took place at the mouth of the Columbia River.  We visited the replica of Lewis and Clark’s Fort Clatsop and then the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, OR.  In the afternoon, we crossed the Astoria-Megler Bridge to Washington to visit the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and Waikiki Beach.  As we returned to the ship, we were greeted by our namesake, a California Sea Lion, swimming in the river next to the National Geographic Sea Lion.

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Bob Gatten

Bob Gatten


Dr. Robert Gatten is Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in animal physiology.  He has published over 50 articles and book chapters on the physiology of exercise, diving, hibernation, and food processing.  He served as Head of the Department of Biology and as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences over a period of 16 years.  He taught a freshman seminar on the expedition of Lewis and Clark.

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