Bay, British Columbia

Oct 08, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


As we awoke to rain and fog, National Geographic Sea Bird was making her way toward the town of Alert Bay. As we cruised, we watched humpback whales fluking and lunging all around the ship. We spotted killer whales in our vicinity and watched as they approached us, swimming just off our bow. Steller sea lions called out to us from rocky points on the shoreline. We reached Alert Bay just as the first half of the day wound down. We went ashore and learned about the culture of the First Nations people here, of their plight and culture, past and present. As we left Alert Bay, we looked toward the horizon and new adventures. 

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Kayvon Malek

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In 2011 Kayvon’s life changed when he took his first breath underwater. After signing up for a SCUBA course on a whim while studying at the University of California, Santa Cruz he soon shifted his major and focus in life. He graduated in 2015 after studying Environmental Studies and Biology, focusing on marine conservation. By that time, he was an AAUS certified Scientific Diver aiding in field research, a NAUI Divemaster, and had begun working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium sharing the wonder of the ocean that captivated him four years prior.

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