Alaska’s Shumagin Islands

Jul 24, 2019 - National Geographic Orion

National Geographic Orion spent the day at sea sailing toward Dutch Harbor. It was a great day filled with wildlife, educational presentations, and fantastic views. In between time spent on the bow looking for whales there were presentations about World War II in Alaska, the geology of the Aleutian Islands, sustainable fishing in the Bering Sea, and the sea birds of the Aleutians. While on the bow, everyone was treated to fin whales, humpback whales and minke whales. The entire time sea birds like shearwaters and puffins surrounded the ship.

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Adam Maire

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Naturalist, underwater videographer, captain, and historian, Adam Maire is dedicated to exploring around the globe with a goal of researching, documenting, and teaching others about the beauty, the power and the importance of the earth’s wild places. With degrees in animal science, history and a Scuba Diving Instructor certification, he is passionate about finding extraordinary ways to help others understand the links between the worlds that exist both above and below the surface of the ocean. As a temperate and cold-water diver, he is able to capture video and images of rarely seen marine life to create real connections with the underwater world.

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