Cuverville Island & Neko Harbor

Dec 30, 2018 - National Geographic Orion

Today, we explored Cuverville Island and Neko Harbour, located in the heart of the Gerlache Strait. The morning excursion ashore on Cuverville Island allowed us to visit the numerous colonies of Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua). These small but curious birds were busy nurturing numerous eggs, soon to hatch. Later in the afternoon, we hiked a small part of a mountain overlooking Neko Harbour, where we were greeted by more Gentoo penguins and sights of a calving glacier. Some of us even enjoyed some improvised tobogganing. 

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Josh McInnes


Josh is a Canadian ecologist who grew up on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. He studied marine biology and ecology with a focus in marine mammals, food web, and community dynamics at the University of Victoria.

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Growing up in a military family, Mark Coger has been traveling most of his life.  While living in Japan, he developed his passion for videography.  He began his venture in the field of video production by filming numerous events for a local high school and the military community before moving to Southern California, where he obtained his degree in filmmaking at California State University Northridge.  From there, he went on to produce and direct his first major short film, An American Journalist which was screened at the Method Film Festival.

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