Endicott Arm

Jun 08, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird


It is 4:00 a.m. and the sun is rising in Alaska as guests aboard National Geographic Sea Bird wake to witness the stark Alaskan sea and landscape all over again. Here the icebergs float just outside the cabin glass.

As we cruise on our way to Endicott Arm, our ship takes pause to relish an encounter with a brown bear (thanks, Bosun Lilly!) that was shoreside and seeking out fresh barnacles and mussels.

By lunchtime we arrived to Endicott Arm, where we explored Dawes Glacier by watercraft, navigating through icebergs while admiring the seal pups and adults resting on the harbor ice. After, surprise was waiting for us back on the ship: A polar plunge was announced, and 18 brave guests dove into the icy cold iceberg waters of Alaska to close an amazing expedition!

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Gianna Haro

Naturalist

Most of Gianna´s memories seem to be dreams, made on flawless white sandy beaches with black lava rock contours and gorgeous turquoise ocean waters. Most of it happened while barefoot, in an enchanting place that some people regard as an ideal natural laboratory, the Galápagos Islands. For her it was home. Gianna grew up going to the beach nearly every day, snorkeling in crystal clear waters, playing with wild flowers, having sea lions steal her ice cream, observing marine iguanas, and identifying invertebrates. The latter was by no means technically accurate—she dubbed each new discovery with its own made-up scientific name. At some point during those early years, being an observer became an innate ability and she knew she wanted to be a biologist. 

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