George Island & Fern Harbor

Jun 12, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Lion


So many charismatic megafauna today! Sea otters, humpback whales, Steller Sea Lions, harbor porpoises, and killer whales! One of my favorite parts of today was during this morning at George Island, where we deployed the new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) with the young Global Explorers and let them drive! They got to see the underwater world in a whole new light and record their own videos on her. Today was really all about the Global Explorers!

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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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