At Sea Toward South Georgia

Feb 25, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


We strapped down electronics and held onto our boots in anticipation of our day at sea. We were all relieved, however, to find smooth sailing toward South Georgia! Naturalist Carl Erik gave a presentation on his up close and personal accounts eradicating the thousands of introduced reindeer living on South Georgia.

Unfortunately, the favorable conditions didn’t last very long after our biosecurity decontamination. By the late afternoon, National Geographic Explorer was shimmying up and down on the ocean. But we carried on with natural history presentations, including a talk on the history of whaling in the region and a presentation on Antarctic krill, the keystone species here. We all knew our destination was well worth the waves.

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Caitlyn Webster

Undersea Specialist

Caitlyn grew up entranced by the sea. She first became SCUBA certified while in high school in southern California and found her true passion diving and studying marine life. After graduating from Cal Poly State University: San Luis Obispo with a degree in Biological Sciences and a concentration in Marine Science and Fisheries, she began her career in research diving operations and logistics. Through different universities and various opportunities, Caitlyn has been fortunate enough to travel to particularly remote parts of the world, sharing her enthusiasm for exploring the seas and marine conservation.

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