Shag Rocks, South Georgia (At Sea)

Feb 02, 2018 - National Geographic Orion

It was our last full day at sea before reaching South Georgia. We crossed the Antarctic Convergence Zone today and it is now noticeably colder, with a distinct change in the avifauna.  As 2018 is the National Geographic Year of the Bird, our guests are getting in the spirit with plenty of birdwatching sessions from the aft deck during our sea days. Why not get involved and check out the Year of the Bird website ( or follow #YearoftheBird and #BirdYourWorld on Twitter and Instagram. Lindblad is supporting this initiative by having YoB Ambassadors on our expeditions.

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Conor Ryan


Conor Ryan is a congenital ecologist. His career began in the late 1980s, when he developed a keen interest in intertidal ecology, undertaking almost daily field trips to the seashore across from his home in Cobh, Ireland. Though he logged significant hours searching beneath barnacle-studded rocks for eels, his publication record on this seminal research was sorely lacking because he was five years old. As he grew, so too did the size of the marine creatures that he was preoccupied with. 

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