Drake Passage

Feb 17, 2019 - National Geographic Orion


Antarctica is one of the world’s most geographically isolated locations. As a result it is highly biologically isolated—meaning many of the animals and plants are found nowhere else and there is very little gene-flow toward the continent. As visitors it is our duty to insure we don’t upset this balance by bringing outside contaminants with us. Today as we crossed the Drake Passage we participated in a mass cleaning and decontaminating of gear, to insure we protect the pristine wildness of Antarctica.

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About the Author

Brett Garner

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Brett is a photographer, marine biologist, and educator from California. He is happiest underwater with camera in hand working to inspire marine conservation. He has worked and traveled extensively throughout the Americas, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East. His underwater work has taken him under the ice in Alaska and also through some of the world’s warmest seas. 

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