Tenedos Bay, British Columbia

Oct 21, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird

The fog was thick as we made our way into Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park. We scanned the sound before breakfast, looking for the telltale vertical columns of haze that would signal the presence of our cetacean quarry in the pre-dawn chill, yet none were seen. After an early morning session of watching from the bow, it was time to come in for breakfast and a morning briefing. When we finally arrived at Tenedos Bay, the fog had begun to clear, revealing the towering mountains that make this ocean-to-sky landscape so much like a postcard.

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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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