Dec 29, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer
Today we experienced the rare “Drake Lake” – an infrequent event where the Drake Passage is calm and merciful. While it provided comfort to most on board, it made bird-spotting somewhat difficult. After all, the birds which inhabit this normally ferocious sea rely on strong winds to take to the air in search of food. While the abundance of birds was low, we documented an impressive 13 species. Tonight we cross the Antarctic Convergence Zone and push south of 60 degrees and into Antarctic waters.
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