At Sea, Heading to South Georgia

Oct 29, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer


National Geographic Explorer continued its journey east toward the legendary island of South Georgia. Still reeling from our encounter with about 1,000 southern right whale dolphins the day before, the ship was abuzz with guests comparing photos and stories of the experience. Crossing through the Antarctic Convergence, where the Southern Ocean overtakes the temperate waters of the South Atlantic, we felt a chill in the foggy air, letting us know that we were getting closer. The lectures for the day included a plankton talk, emphasizing the importance of the small life within our oceans, and guest speaker David Sibley, birding legend, demonstrating a live drawing. 

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Paul North

Undersea Specialist

For over a decade Paul North has been exploring the marine ecosystems of our planet. Whereas most think of diving as a warm water activity, he has chosen the road less traveled–specializing in polar diving. This has provided many rare opportunities to dive and explore from the Arctic to Antarctica and many wondrous places in between.

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