At Sea, Sailing to Greenland

Jul 09, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


Sea days can often be subdued and contemplative. Today, however, was neither of those. Not long after breakfast, we reached our first sea ice, which was covered with harp seals. As we pushed on toward Greenland, we encountered many more seals as well as humpback, blue, and fin whales. The rest of the day was filled with presentations and National Geographic Explorer’s world-famous pancakes—of which I had three!

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James Coleman

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Jamie is from England. He grew up in Oxford, about as far from the sea as you can get in the UK, yet somehow decided he would work in marine biology and conservation. Ever since he reached his teens, he has dedicated time to this passion, working and volunteering in various roles on nature reserves and in aquariums. It was no surprise that in 2007, he left home to study marine biology at the University of Newcastle.

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