VOICES Ideas and Insight From Explorers
“How many species of bees do you think there are?” I realize at this moment that I can only think of about three, which is clearly the wrong answer. JD Herndon and Houston Guy, entomologists who have come up to Washington State from Utah, wait patiently with little grins on their faces. They know most…
NG Young Explorer Gemina Garland-Lewis shares stories from her last week in the field on the life of a whaling lookout as well as the festivities that continue to honor whalers.
NG Young Explorer Gemina Garland-Lewis discusses the hardships of payment in the whaling industry, mixed with the inevitable rivalry that arose among these men when competing for a whale meant competing to support their families.
Three years after whaling officially ended in the Azores, several boats took to the sea in protest. NG Young Explorer Gemina Garland-Lewis discusses the emotions behind the hunt of the last three whales in the Azores with two of the men who lived it.
National Geographic Young Explorer Gemina Garland-Lewis relates one of the most amazing stories yet from a whaler in the Azores. José “Silvino” do Silveira Jorge shares his memories of an accident that had him in the jaws of a sperm whale and how he lived to tell the tale.
Gemina Garland-Lewis continues her work as a National Geographic Young Explorer, recording the stories of five more whalers in the Azores this week.