Astoria

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 are experiences she’s shared with friends—especially when those experiences involve spotting wildlife from the bow of a ship! She’s 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 Hawai’i Honolulu. Sarah was first partial to mammalian studies, and it wasn’t until her first season as a field naturalist in Southeast Alaska that she began to truly appreciate watching birds and what they could teach us about patience, integrity, and hope.

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