Svalbard: Forlandsundet

Jun 08, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


The Midnight Sun. What an remarkable phenomenon, and one allowing us to experience a week’s worth of wildlife, all in 24 uninterrupted hours of crisp Norwegian daylight. And today the explorers took full advantage of it. Today, we woke to the beckoning of a blue whale off our bow as we cruised north through Forlandsundet, which set the tone, as it just one of many of the amazing wildlife sightings of the day—including Svalbard reindeer, walruses, and the endemic beluga whale!

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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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