Lake Eva & Chatham Strait

Jun 05, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Lion


Spirits were high after the last few days of sighting spectacular wildlife, and there was no velocity lost carrying that excitement into today. With three bears spotted before breakfast, guests were asking where Goldilocks was! Dr. Andy Szabo of the Alaska Whale Foundation came on board later in the day to present to us about his organization’s research on the humpbacks of Southeast Alaska. We then cruised South down Chatham Strait into the sunset.

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Kim Nesbitt

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Kim moved around a lot growing up, spending time in Virginia, New Hampshire, and South Carolina before choosing to call Denver home. She fell in love with travel at an early age—visiting to all seven continents by age 24—and the outdoor culture of Colorado only fueled her love for nature. While completing her bachelor’s degree in biology and cognitive neuroscience at the University of Denver, she spent time living and conducting environmental research in Zanzibar, Tanzania, where her work studying groupers at a world-renowned marine protected area was later published. She earned her M.B.A. from both the University of Denver and Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, where she conducted research on sustainable tourism that will be used in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Her combination of business and natural science experience has allowed her to consult with the United Nations Foundation, publish field guides, conduct genetics research, and develop university study abroad programs.

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