Sgang Gwaii

May 10, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Lion


Sgang Gwaii is a special place those of us on this voyage were fortunate enough to witness at length. It is the site of a former Haida village, though only a few ceremonial and house poles remain today. The watchmen tasked to look after the village teach visitors the history and culture of the people that once lived there. We also got the opportunity for a Zodiac tour around the island, leading us through the fog to a sea lion haul-out and to few shy but inquisitive seals as well as many different sea birds.

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Amy Malkoski

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Amy was raised near Cape Cod in coastal Marion, Massachusetts, and her relationship with the ocean and nature has always been an active one. Her parents, avid divers and marine biologists, introduced her to the underwater world when she was very young and she grew up participating in as many water-related activities as possible. Amy spent her summers sailing and exploring intertidal areas of Buzzards Bay. At age 12 she became a certified diver and is now a divemaster with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). In high school her passion for nature and art developed into a love of photography, using the medium to share her explorations with others. 

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