Kasnyku Falls & Sitkoh Bay

Jul 23, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Lion

This morning we woke up to an unusually warm day and after getting a close look of Kasnyku Falls from National Geographic Sea Lion the divers got an early start doing a spectacular dive at Round Rock while the guests enjoyed their breakfast. We saw many wonders, which include a lump suckers, basket stars, and nudibranchs.

After lunch, National Geographic Sea Lion went looking for marine wildlife and was lucky enough to run into humpback whales doing cooperative bubble net feeding and even breeching out of the water.

After such an amazing morning aboard National Geographic Sea Lion, we went to Sitkoh Bay where we offered hiking, stand-up paddleboarding as well as kayaking. Near the end of today’s operations, naturalist Steve Zeff spotted a mother bear and her two cubs across from the landing site. Today started amazing and ended just as equally. A day that seems like two here on National Geographic Sea Lion: What an amazing one it has been!

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About the Author

Jared Berg


Jared was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington, where from an early age he fostered a love of the outdoors, hiking and backpacking throughout the Pacific Northwest and exploring Puget Sound with his family. After high school Jared attended Washington State University graduating with a double degree in construction management and business.

About the Photographer

Steven Zeff


Steve is an international science educator, expedition naturalist and whale research associate. He has worked a range of polar to tropical destinations for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, since 1999. Steve lives in Stockholm, Sweden, where he teaches science and coordinates international school programs. When not in the classroom or out on expedition, he enjoys kayaking and birdwatching in the Swedish countryside from a stereotypical red summerhouse.

Steve lived ten years in Hawaii where he was involved in marine conservation programs, taught naturalist training programs, and researched and swam with humpback whales regularly. He was the Director of Scientific Communications for the Center for Whale Studies, a long-term whale research project working for the protection of the humpback whale. Steve has observed more than fifty of the world’s whale, dolphin and porpoise species in the wild.

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Dave Katz

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As a family growing up in the Finger Lakes region of New York, free time was spent in the outdoors. Dave’s mother, an earth science and biology teacher turned weekend hikes into informative lessons. The beautiful gorges, lakes and forests made a lasting impression.

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