Cuverville Island & Port Lockroy

Jan 03, 2020 - National Geographic Orion


Today we were woken early by our expedition leader Doug Gould announcing humpback whales all around National Geographic Orion. From there our luck with wildlife brought penguins, elephant seals, killer whales, more humpbacks, Weddell seals, and more. Then in the evening, we made our way down the Lemaire Channel and took in all its beauty. What a day.

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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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