National Geographic UK Features Barba Expedition

We’re proud and honoured to be featured in National Geographic UK for our collaborative expedition to document sperm whales in the arctic.

The route took the team of scientists and storytellers past the island of Senja, across Andfjorden and around the tip of Andøya to Andenes and Bleik before a southward sail through Lofoten to Bodø. During the 10-day expedition, we covered 300 nautical miles through some of Norway’s most marine-life-rich waters.

Thanks to the whole crew: Captain Andreas B Heide, helmsman Emil Gundersen, crewman Aksel E. Ørstavik, photographers Tord Karlsen and Sophie Bolseworth, acoustic engineer and marine researcher Fabrice Schnöller and onboard reporter and adventure journalist  Hugh Francis Anderson.

Hugh’s powerful and inspiring article for National Geographic along with incredible photography by Sophie Bolesworth and Tord Karlsen can be seen here on the National Geographic website.

Feature picture by Sophie Bolesworth.

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Arctic Sense Chapter 1: Norwegian Coast is now complete, having sailed from Stavanger to Tromsø.
Barba Prepares to Depart
S.V. Barba and her crew have departed Stavanger for the first chapter of Arctic Sense
On June 1st 2021 Barba will set sail on a collaborative four-month scientific and communications expedition and investigative voyage to the polar Atlantic

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