Pavlof and Hood Bay

Jun 21, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion

Once again, we were so fortunate to enjoy a bright, blue day here in Southeast Alaska! Kayakers dipped paddles into calm waters at Pavlof Harbor as the tide slowly crept out and exposed various seaweeds, limpets, barnacles, and crabs. Some hikers spotted a brown bear on the opposite shoreline while bald eagles soared overhead. During our transit to Hood Bay, we found a couple humpback whales in Chatham Strait. Our evening was spent peacefully searching for brown bears on the coastline of Admiralty Island.

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Emily Newton

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Emily was raised in the mountains of Central Oregon, where she spent much of her time on the back of a horse. Her fascination with marine science began with family vacations to British Columbia, where she explored tidepools, captured sculpins, inspected limpets, and watched resident killer whales hunt, play, and rest in Johnstone Strait.

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Carlos Navarro

Undersea Specialist

Carlos J. Navarro is a biochemist specializing in marine biology, a M. Sc. in Environmental Management and a freelance wildlife photographer/author. Carlos has spent most of the last 30 years living along the shores of the Sea of Cortez and participating in numerous scientific, conservation and environmental education projects on the vaquita, marine invertebrates, sea birds, great white sharks, baleen whales, jaguars and crocodiles. Carlos’ six years of jaguar research provided the basis of ONCA MAYA, a non-profit organization dedicated to jaguar conservation based in Cancun, of which he is a founding member and still serves as a scientific advisor. He loves being underwater, either free-diving or using SCUBA gear and have had the chance to explore the underwater realms of Alaska, Mexico, Svalbard, the trans-Atlantic ridge islands, the Caribbean and both coasts of South America from Panama to Chile and Brazil to Argentina. 

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