Audubon Alaska's Landscape Ecologist Melanie Smith is serving as a seabird observer on board the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker the Healy for three weeks, October 5-25. The ship departs from Dutch Harbor, in the Aleutian Islands, and will sail up to the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.
What's it really like being on an icebreaker? Check out Melanie's daily posts on the Pacific Flyway blog, and follow her progress on the map below. Click on a marker to see an image and information from that day. Click on the yellow line (day) or dark line (night) to see what day travel occured.
- Issues & Action
- Important Bird Areas