Tracy Arm / Fords Terror Wilderness

Jun 16, 2018 - National Geographic Quest

This morning, National Geographic Quest entered Tracy Arm/Fords Terror Wilderness to explore Endicott Arm. The accumulation of ice recently calved from Dawes Glacier was quickly drawn out by the strong outgoing tidal current, opening up a clear path to approach the face with Zodiacs. Among the bergy bits we cruised by, we delighted in the larger icebergs that served as temporary safe havens for harbor seals, many with young pups by their sides.

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Max Seigal

Max Seigal

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Max Seigal grew up in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, and spent his early years working at his parent’s veterinary clinic, which sparked his love for animals. At a young age, Max fell in love with conservation and travel. He studied abroad in both Costa Rica and the Bahamas during high school, and went on to graduate summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University with degrees in environmental science, zoology, and economics.

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Chelsea Behymer


Raised sea kayaking, surfing, and hiking on the Central Coast of California, Chelsea established an early connection to her surroundings. After a field ecology class on the Channel Islands exposed her to the world of conservation, she never looked back. Chelsea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from Hawaii Pacific University where she dove (literally) into coral reef research, which continued to fuel her fascination with the interconnectedness among and within ecosystems. Taking her knowledge from the research field, Chelsea has spent the past five years working as an onboard Naturalist in Alaska, the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, Iceland, Patagonia and the Pacific Coast of North America engaging cruise ship passengers in marine science and natural history.

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