Offshore Fun near San Ignacio Lagoon

Jan 23, 2019 - National Geographic Venture

Choppier conditions in the Pacific today made for both a challenge and a more adventurous cruise! Winds whipped across San Ignacio Lagoon, preventing our entry, but this did provide opportunity to explore the seas further offshore. We spotted flying fish, phalaropes, common dolphins, Pacific white-sided dolphins, and several gray whales off the coast of the peninsula. With the wind at our backs, one could not help but smile knowing the sheer amount of beauty to be witnessed out here today.

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Emily Newton

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Emily was raised by two veterinarians in the mountains of Central Oregon, where she spent much of her time on the back of a horse dreaming about the sea. Her fascination was solidified by visits to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and summers spent gazing into tide pools and listening for killer whales off the coast of British Colombia.  

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