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Sep 22, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


On our final day on the Columbia River, we experience many firsts for our expedition. The Pacific Ocean. A temperate rainforest. Rain! History abounds here, and educational visits to interpretive centers and museums fill our day.

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Sarah Keefer

Naturalist

Sarah’s fondest memories of nature and wildlife encounters are ones she has shared with friends- especially when those experiences involve birding on the bow of a ship! She is captivated by the wonders of the natural world, and it was the lure of expansive wilderness and exotic destinations that inspired her to study Wildlife Biology at both the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Hawaii Honolulu. First partial to mammalian studies, it wasn’t until her first season as a field naturalist in Southeast Alaska that she truly appreciated the value of watching birds, and what they could teach us about patience, integrity and hope.

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