Magoun Islands

May 20, 2019 - National Geographic Venture


Today we began our Alaskan adventure in the Magoun Islands. These Islands, though not too distant from Sitka, are a unique and beautiful place. There we kayaked, hiked, bushwhacked, and embarked on Zodiac tours. With a busy morning and afternoon, we expected the evening to be relaxing. Alaska, however, had other plans. We spotted breaching humpback whales and spent the rest of the night watching the sunset while humpbacks played. What an amazing first day.

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Kayvon Malek

Undersea Specialist

In 2011 Kayvon’s life changed when he took his first breath underwater. After signing up for a SCUBA course on a whim while studying at the University of California, Santa Cruz he soon shifted his major and focus in life. He graduated in 2015 after studying Environmental Studies and Biology, focusing on marine conservation. By that time, he was an AAUS certified Scientific Diver aiding in field research, a NAUI Divemaster, and had begun working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium sharing the wonder of the ocean that captivated him four years prior.

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