Cruising and Borgen Bay

Dec 25, 2017 - National Geographic Orion

Merry Christmas! This year we were guaranteed a white Christmas and we had a stunning beautiful day in Antarctica. Our original plans changed due to ice and strong winds but instead we had a relaxing morning ship cruising. The hotel department pulled out all the stops for a fantastic Christmas lunch which fueled us for the afternoon Zodiac cruise.  We slowly cruised our way through the ice to find seals and penguins sitting on the ice. Then it was time for the polar plunge. What a memorable way to celebrate the holiday! 

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Stephanie Martin


Stephanie is a marine mammal scientist who began her career studying finback and humpback whales from a small isolated lighthouse island off the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine.  This project—an effort to identify individual whales by matching dorsal fin shapes, natural color patterns and any acquired scars—sought to catalog all the mammals that populate the waters from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the New York Bight.

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