Wallace Island, British Columbia

Oct 09, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird

After a long night of dodging flotsam in Johnstone Strait and the Strait of Georgia, we managed to leave a persistent swell behind us and transit Porlier Pass into Trincomali Channel. Rounding Panther Point at the south end of Wallace Island, we anchored in short tidal chop and readied the expedition landing crafts for our morning tours. By the time we loaded the first round of boats, the fresh breeze had blown most of the clouds away, revealing what was to become a beautiful bluebird day!

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Jeff Campbell


Jeff Campbell fell in love with the ocean while attending boatbuilding school in Eastport, Maine. Since completing his MS in Marine and Estuarine Science at Western Washington University, he has worked for NOAA documenting the ecological impacts of transoceanic fiber-optic cable; the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife developing an aging method for sixgill sharks; the Lummi Tribe as a Harvest Biologist; Northwest Indian College teaching Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, and as a volunteer for the Whatcom County Marine Mammal Stranding Network. He has been involved in research developing mitigation methods for harmful algae blooms, sterilization methods for oil tanker ballast water, and techniques for screening refinery effluent for harmful ecological effects. He also served as Principle Director on a USDA-funded grant using student interns to study the impact of nutrient-rich run-off on seasonal dead-zones in Bellingham Bay.

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