Half Moon Island

Jan 12, 2020 - National Geographic Orion

Today we finished crossing the Drake Passage and arrived in the South Shetland Islands! We made our first landfall on Half Moon Island. While all of the guests and most of the staff were ashore viewing chinstrap penguins, our two divers took to the water to document the underwater life found there. They encountered numerous invertebrates, swimming penguins, and a water temperature just above freezing. Undersea specialist Peter Webster filmed it all, in order to share with guests during a future recap of the day.

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Brett Garner

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Brett is a photographer, marine biologist, and educator from California. He is happiest underwater with camera in hand working to inspire marine conservation. He has worked and traveled extensively throughout the Americas, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East. His underwater work has taken him under the ice in Alaska and also through some of the world’s warmest seas. 

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