Aug 22, 2019 - National Geographic Orion
It is a strange thing to cross the international dateline, whichever direction you may be heading. At the beginning of our voyage we ventured into the future, losing a day as we headed over to mainland Russia, but today crossing it in the opposite direction we lived the same day twice. Of course, such turning of the time (and date) boggle the mind, so there was nothing left to do but fill the day with a stunning array of natural history information from our expert staff. Beginning with a presentation from Meet the Ocean exampling how our undersea program develops educational outreach across the world, then onto naturalist Shirley Metz discussing the history of south polar exploration. After another wonderful lunch, we heard from our resident geologist Andreas Madsen concering tectonic plates, then finished off the afternoon by legendary seabird biologist Peter Harrison discussing his journey to the seven continents in search of seabirds far and wide.
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