Wilhelmina Bay & Port Lockroy

Dec 04, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer

We searched this morning for a suitable spot where we could drive the ship, bow first, into fast ice and park for a little while. We found a good spot in Wilhelmina Bay. The weather was truly Antarctic, with frequent wind and snow showers that made for a beautiful morning on the ice.

After lunch, we headed to Port Lockroy for a much-anticipated visit to Base A’s museum, gift shop, and post office. We tucked into a small bay during dinner to take in the sight of beautiful glaciers and nice, calm waters. The undersea team was able to take out a boat and dive in the late evening light.

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Amy Malkoski

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Amy was raised near Cape Cod in coastal Marion, Massachusetts, and her relationship with the ocean and nature has always been an active one. Her parents, avid divers and marine biologists, introduced her to the underwater world when she was very young and she grew up participating in as many water-related activities as possible. Amy spent her summers sailing and exploring intertidal areas of Buzzards Bay. At age 12 she became a certified diver and is now a divemaster with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). In high school her passion for nature and art developed into a love of photography, using the medium to share her explorations with others. 

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