Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park

Oct 07, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


It was a temperate-rain forest kind of day in Desolation Sound, full of misty skies and liquid sunshine. Today we explored Desolation Sound, the largest marine park in British Columbia at 6,350 acres of land and sea. This area is characterized by spectacular fjords, glacially eroded mountains, and a coastal rainforest adapted to a wet and mild climate. Despite its name, the sound is a popular destination for cruisers in the summer months, sometimes packed with hundreds of vessels exploring the many coastlines and islands. 

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Kayvon Malek

Undersea Specialist

Raised in Southern California, Kayvon has spent his whole life living by the sea. However, his passion for the ocean truly unfolded while obtaining his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz. There he majored in environmental studies and biology and began his scuba diving career. While at UC-Santa Cruz he became an AAUS Scientific Diver as well as a NAUI Divemaster. These certifications allowed him to begin working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium taking children diving in an open exhibit. He was also a research diver for various labs at UC-Santa Cruz, assisting in all manners whether it was obtaining fish samples, setting up experiment apparatuses, or taking salinity and sediment samples. Since graduating Kayvon continues to volunteer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a feeding show and maintenance diver and assisting with research.

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