Kelp Bay and Chatham Strait

Jul 10, 2019 - National Geographic Quest


National Geographic Quest anchored Wednesday morning in the calm waters of Kelp Bay. Hikers departed the ship in Zodiacs and made their way across the bay for Baranof Island. A bushwhack through the temperate forest proved a great way to get immersed in the remote beauty of Southeast Alaska. Travelling south down Chatham Strait National Geographic Quest welcomed Andy Szabo onboard to discuss whale research being conducted by the Alaska Whale Foundation in the local area. Orca sightings as the sun dipped in the sky was a fitting way to end another memorable day in Southeast Alaska.

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Brandon Berry

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Born and raised in California, Brandon has always been close to the ocean. He has made a career as an environmental scientist with years of experience in environmental research and consulting. The majority of his time is spent in the field whether it be on, in, or under the water. He began SCUBA diving at the age of 18, and it has remained an important part of his life ever since. He began diving professionally after receiving his divemaster certification in Thailand. Looking to combine his passion for diving with his career in environmental science, he became an AAUS certified research diver. His work has taken him from warm tropical reefs to the brisk waters of the Pacific.

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