At Sea

Nov 14, 2017 - National Geographic Orion

During our second full day at sea while we sail towards the island of South Georgia, we have enjoyed gentle, rolling seas. Throughout the day, several of the naturalists on board did presentations to help us prepare for arrival on South Georgia. In the late afternoon, the clouds lifted to reveal a fleeting glimpse of Shag Rocks—a group of rocky pinnacles which stand in the open ocean, far to the north of South Georgia. 

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Deirdre Mitchell


Deirdre grew exploring the mountains of her home country of Scotland and immersing herself in its history and culture. This love of the past led her to study for an MA in Scottish History at the University of St Andrews where she studied everything from the medieval history of Scotland to the art history of Europe! She then went on to gain an MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies before spending a year as a Trainee Curator at the Museum of the University of St. Andrews. 

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Brian Christiansen

Brian Christiansen

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Brian is an adventure seeker traveling the planet in search of deeper connections with our world's complex ecology.  Brought up in Utah, home to some of the most dramatic margins a coastal desert can offer so far inland, his appreciation for protecting our precious places runs deep. He holds a degree in motion picture, video and theatre arts from Montana State University, a school dedicated to broadening students' horizons by allowing them to explore curriculums well outside their major.

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