Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

May 17, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


With the midnight sun rising at 4:32 am, we all woke early today to greet Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park. Before we even had a chance to sip our morning coffee, sea otters floated past our ship, relaxing in the warm sun.

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Christine West

Undersea Specialist

Christine was fortunate to grow up in the Pacific Northwest on the shores of the Puget Sound. After graduating from the University of Washington, she decided to pursue her love of the ocean and exploration. Her passion for marine biology has inspired her through over 4,000 scuba dives around the globe in temperate and cold-water conditions, as well as snorkeling and freediving in extraordinary habitats such as in river beds with spawning salmon, in recently de-glaciated bays and lagoons filled with ice and glacial silt and in deep blue water with large marine animals including humpback whales, hammerhead sharks and pilot whales.

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