Glacier Bay National Park

Jul 11, 2018 - National Geographic Quest


We started our day with an early stop at Bartlett Cove to pick up Anne, our Glacier Bay National Park Ranger and Alice, our Hoonah Tlingit Cultural Interpreter. Our first destination was South Marble Island, where a group of Stellar sea lions, glaucous-winged gulls, and tufted puffins greeted us as we approached. As we continued on our exploration into Tidal Inlet, we found wildlife high and low: sea otters were floating all around, a coastal brown bear ambled along the shorelines looking for tasty intertidal snacks, and mountain goats scampered high into the cloud layer. After lunch, we made our way towards John Hopkins Glacier and took in the amazing views provided by this tidewater glacier. Our night was capped off with a short visit to Bartlett Cove and a lovely visit by local author and musician Kim Heacox before cruising on toward the next day’s adventure.

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Ana Sofia Guerra

Undersea Specialist

Ana was born in Monterrey, Mexico, very far away from the ocean. Eleven years later, she was living in São Paulo, Brazil and, through a local sea turtle NGO, she discovered a passion for the marine world and got certified as a PADI Junior Open Water Diver at age 12. After completing high school in Mexico City, Ana moved to California to attend Stanford University. Ana obtained a degree in Biology through Stanford University and she actively sought out opportunities to do her work by or in the water. After graduating, Ana was selected as the North American Rolex Scholar of the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society. This unique diving scholarship allowed Ana to travel across the Americas, the South Pacific and Australia, where she immersed herself in variety of fields, from photography and dive guiding to marine science.

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