Petersburg, Alaska

May 14, 2019 - National Geographic Venture

Today National Geographic Venture pulled up to the quintessential Alaskan town of Petersburg, a town at whose center is fishing and more fishing. In the late 1800’s, Peter Buschman saw this stretch of land on Mitkof Island as the ideal location for a fish processing plant, due to its close proximity to the LeConte glacier. Still today the town and the culture of its inhabitants very much revolve around fishing.

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Paolo Marra-Biggs

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Paolo grew up just five miles from the ocean and for as long as he can remember, he’s always spent his free time in and around the water. As a high school student, he volunteered during the summer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and he was an active Junior Lifeguard. 

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