Port Althorpe & Inian Islands

Jul 31, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


Anchoring this morning in Port Althorp, at the end of Idaho Inlet, we watched lion’s mane jellyfish pulse past National Geographic Sea Lion as we prepared for a full day of operations.  Expedition landing crafts zipped to shore to start long bushwhacking hikes, interpretative walks, and kayak paddles around the inlet.  During lunch, we repositioned the ship to one of our favorite places in Alaska, the Inian Islands.  The wildlife definitely came to play!  Another great day in Southeast Alaska! 

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Kim Nesbitt

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Kim moved around a lot growing up, spending time in Virginia, New Hampshire, and South Carolina before choosing to call Denver home. She fell in love with travel at an early age—visiting to all seven continents by age 24—and the outdoor culture of Colorado only fueled her love for nature. While completing her bachelor’s degree in biology and cognitive neuroscience at the University of Denver, she spent time living and conducting environmental research in Zanzibar, Tanzania, where her work studying groupers at a world-renowned marine protected area was later published. She earned her M.B.A. from both the University of Denver and Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, where she conducted research on sustainable tourism that will be used in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Her combination of business and natural science experience has allowed her to consult with the United Nations Foundation, publish field guides, conduct genetics research, and develop university study abroad programs.

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