Kasnyku Falls & Iyoukeen

Aug 27, 2019 - National Geographic Quest

What an amazing day we had! We woke to a lovely vantage of Kasnyku Falls just off our bow. Our undersea team headed out early in the morning for a dive just around the point from the falls and brought back footage to share of all the amazing critters that live just below the surface here. Sailing towards our afternoon anchorage at Iyoukeen we came across a number of humpback whales swimming near the shore. When we landed at Iyoukeen guests were able to hike up to the old gypsum mine pier and along the intertidal zone, while kayakers and Zodiac cruisers were treated to amazingly calm water conditions. We finished our fantastic day with views of a brown bear from the ship and a group of half a dozen humpback whales bubble-net feeding!

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Amy Malkoski

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Amy was raised near Cape Cod in coastal Marion, Massachusetts, and her relationship with the ocean and nature has always been an active one. Her parents, avid divers and marine biologists, introduced her to the underwater world when she was very young and she grew up participating in as many water-related activities as possible. Amy spent her summers sailing and exploring intertidal areas of Buzzards Bay. At age 12 she became a certified diver and is now a divemaster with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). In high school her passion for nature and art developed into a love of photography, using the medium to share her explorations with others. 

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