Desolation Sound Marine Park, British Columbia

Oct 04, 2017 - National Geographic Quest

When George Vancouver sailed these waters, he saw the land as remote and forbidding; today with blue skies and calm waters, Desolation Sound’s waters were peaceful and gorgeous.  We used Zodiacs, kayaks and stand up paddleboards to explore Prideaux Haven’s countless islets and inlets, and we found oystercatchers, kingfishers, harbor seals, moon jellies, and sea stars.  In Tenedos Bay we walked among sword ferns and red cedars to Unwin Lake.

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Berit Solstad


Berit grew up on the rocky shores of Marblehead, Massachusetts. In the tidal cove behind her family’s home she found horseshoe crabs, eels, and feeding frenzies of fishes and birds. Low tides exposed clam flats, crabs, mussels, and snails. She explored this marine environment through changing tides and seasons, nurturing a love of natural history and marine biology.

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