Icy Strait

Jul 13, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


Today we awoke to a sunny, clear day in Icy Strait. As we looked on the Inian Islands, it was clear that while the Inians are always beautiful, today was spectacular. We began our day with Zodiac tours around the Islands. As we were pushed by the current, we looked out at sea lions, otters, eagles, and puffins. After a short repositioning, we then set off trekking through Pt. Althorp. We kayaked and hiked around the cove and uncovered signs of bears. Lastly, we crossed into Pelican, a boardwalk town few visit and spent our night in a truly Alaskan town. Alaska continues to highlight its natural wonders and unique culture day after day.

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Kayvon Malek

Undersea Specialist

Raised in Southern California, Kayvon has spent his whole life living by the sea. However, his passion for the ocean truly unfolded while obtaining his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz. There he majored in environmental studies and biology and began his scuba diving career. While at UC-Santa Cruz he became an AAUS Scientific Diver as well as a NAUI Divemaster. These certifications allowed him to begin working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium taking children diving in an open exhibit. He was also a research diver for various labs at UC-Santa Cruz, assisting in all manners whether it was obtaining fish samples, setting up experiment apparatuses, or taking salinity and sediment samples. Since graduating Kayvon continues to volunteer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a feeding show and maintenance diver and assisting with research.

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