Chatham Strait and Pavlof Harbor

May 21, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion

Overnight we traveled from Sitka through Peril Strait, and this morning we woke to damp air and cool, blustery winds – welcome to Alaska! We paused to watch a humpback whale, and then went ashore in Pavlof Harbor, where we hiked into the coastal temperate rainforest or used kayaks to explore the rocky shoreline and stream.

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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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