Glacier Bay National Park

May 23, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


After a beautiful day in Glacier Bay National Park, the National Geographic Sea Lion motored across Icy Strait to Fox Creek. An excellent site for walks of various lengths, and kayaking opportunities. After the morning activities concluded we assembled our expedition gear and weighed anchor. It was just a hop-skip-and-a-jump around the corner to the Inian Islands. A legendary place for exploring by small boat. Two rounds of cruises went out to view the productive area full of wildlife. Sea Otters and Sea Lions were spotted en mass and a multitude of bird life looked on.

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James Hyde

Naturalist

James is a home-grown, free-range Pacific Northwest outdoorsmen. Born in Seattle and reared nearby on Vashon Island, he grew up in and surrounded by the Salish Sea. James has saltwater in his veins, but would be quick to point out we all do, echoing Carl Safina " We are, in a sense, soft vessels of seawater." Born with the travel bug, James was fortunate enough to spend time on four continents before graduating college. During his studies at Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment, James went to Australia and visited the Great Barrier Reef. He was never the same. A lifetime of playing in the productive, but opaque green water of the Northwest had offered him little firsthand experience of the creatures below its depths, but with a clear view of the colorful dramas playing out across the bottom of the tropical Pacific, he was hooked. Scuba diving and underwater ecology were solidified as his passion and after college, it took him to a dive shop in Seattle fixing gear, tidepooling with local middle school students, and generally making a spectacle of himself in the surf.

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