Icy Strait

Jun 30, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird


We awoke in Icy Strait, at the mouth of the Inside Passage. We anchored in the protected waters of George Island to explore the surrounding waters by expedition landing craft and hike on the island. We took in the beauty and history of the landscape until midday, when we made our way toward the Inian Islands. There, we cruised in our inflatable boats through the ripping tidal currents, being chased and eyed by curious Steller sea lions. In the evening, we ventured to the mouth of Glacier Bay, where we will explore tomorrow.

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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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