Southeast Alaska, Inian Islands - George Island

Taylor Butz, Video Chronicler

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 08 Sep 2021

Southeast Alaska, Inian Islands - George Island, 9/8/2021, National Geographic Quest

  • Aboard the National Geographic Quest
  • Alaska

After several days of liquid sunshine in Southeast Alaska, the sun came out to illuminate the Inian Islands and all of the wildlife that utilizes this amazing corridor of Alaska. Everyone took a Zodiac ride in the morning to see Steller sea lions, sea otters, and a myriad of birds. The current ripped through the islands, bringing the fish buffet up to the hungry sea lions. The ecosystem in this area is returning homeostasis compliments of the burgeoning sea otter population after their near extinction during the Russian America days. Everyone enjoyed close up views of sea otters! 

After lunch, the expedition continued to George Island where there were a variety of hikes through the forest and kayaking from the beach. The afternoon ended with some hot cider and an opportunity to take a “Polar Plunge” in the Southeast Alaskan waters. 

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