Lemaire Channel and Booth Island

Feb 12, 2018 - National Geographic Orion

Despite being at the most southern point of our journey (64 degrees south), today we experienced weather not normally associated with Antarctica: rain. But that didn’t deter us, and we had two wonderful landings at islands along the Lemaire Channel: Booth and Petermann Islands. We encountered many humpback and minke whales along the way.

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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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