Misty Fjords

May 14, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion

Last night we experienced some waves as we crossed Hecate Strait, but by daybreak, we were in the protected waters of Alaska’s Misty Fjords National Monument.  During the morning, we saw many marine mammals –energetic Dall’s porpoises, humpback whales, and killer whales!   We cruised deep into Misty Fjords, past dramatic rock cliffs smoothed by glaciers, several waterfalls, and forested fjord walls.  In the afternoon, we boarded expedition landing craft, and we cruised right along the edges of the innermost bay.

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Berit Solstad


Berit grew up on the rocky shores of Marblehead, Massachusetts. In the tidal cove behind her family’s home she found horseshoe crabs, eels, and feeding frenzies of fishes and birds. Low tides exposed clam flats, crabs, mussels, and snails. She explored this marine environment through changing tides and seasons, nurturing a love of natural history and marine biology.

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