Grendall Island - Hump Islands
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 08 Aug 2021

Grendall Island - Hump Islands, 8/8/2021, National Geographic Sea Bird

  • Aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird
  • Alaska

Our first operation of the day was a hike in the mud on Grindall Island. Many of us had a great adventure hiking up and around the lake. Some of us went back early to relax on the beach or search for intertidal creatures. 

After the hike we all took a Zodiac circumnavigation of the island and found a small haul out of boisterous and stinky Steller sea lions. Just as we were heading back to the boat, we saw a whale. Then we realized it was four whales, and then we realized they were bubble net feeding!

After lunch we cruised for a while looking for other wildlife on our way to Hump Island Oyster Company. At Hump Island Oyster Company we tasted some delicious oysters with kelp salsa and learned a lot about oyster farming.

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