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WINTER WHALES OF NORWAY, 2019-2020

Winter Snorkel Expeditions, Norway

At 69 degrees North, Tromsø lies some 350 kilometres above of the Arctic Circle and is Norway's gateway to the High Arctic.

Every winter, snorkelers and wildlife enthusiasts alike witness to one of the great wildlife spectacles on the planet—orcas and humpbacks congregating in northern Norwegian fjords to feed on vast schools of herring. The herring usually arrive in the northern fjords of Norway in early November. Hundreds of orcas congregate in the northern fjords, followed by humpbacks—and, this is what the excitement is all about…

Orcas and humpbacks follow the herring, creating bait balls as they hunt for food. Relying upon local experts and the science community, we stay in touch about the location of the whales, hoping to witness them while feeding on the fish.

Team Sedna will spend a week aboard the MV Freya, snorkelling with orcas and humpbacks during the winter herring run and undertaking scientific research which includes: the photographic, acoustic and genetic identification of orcas; ocean conditions (conductivity density and salinity); marine geology; micro-plastics and plankton analyses.

Our expert snorkel guides provided by our partner, Waterproof Cruises & Expeditions, will educate us about the orcas’ behavior, including describing how to snorkel with these whales in a safe and non-disturbing way. These experts will provide a ship-based educational lecture program about orca conservation and research and other interesting topics on local wildlife.

Daylight hours are short at the end of November, and we'll experience twilight during part of the day. At night, the aurora borealis will dance across the northern skies.

Women’s Leadership Program

Prior to embarking on our live-aboard expedition vessel, to snorkel with orcas and humpbacks, the Sedna Epic will run a 2 ½ day women’s leadership program in Tromsø to discuss the growing representation of women in exploration and STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine) careers. Sedna's Indigenous team members, including Saami from Scandinavia and Inuit from Greenland and Nunavut, Canada, will provide insights about the unique issues that Inuit women face in circumpolar countries.

During the leadership program we’ll connect with Sami women—much like we’ve connected with Inuit women and girls during Sedna’s expeditions—to better understand this part of the Arctic, its history, geography, and the culture and traditions of its Indigenous people.

The November 2019 expedition is a pilot for Sedna’s two back-to-back Women’s Leadership Programs and Winter Snorkel Expeditions to Tromsø in November 2020. We still have a few spots left in our 2020 expeditions, and are actively recruiting team members. If you’re interested in joining us, please send an email to info@sednaepic.com.

Winter Whales of Norway

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There’s no place Susan R. Eaton and the Sedna Epic team won’t go for answers to issues facing the planet.

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Garmin Women of Adventure: It’s Up to Us, with Susan R. Eaton

In November 2019, Team Sedna collaborated with GARMIN Outdoor during the Sedna Epic’s ocean research and winter snorkel (with orcas!) expedition to Norway’s arctic fjords (70 degrees North latitude). The result was this spectacular short film. Enjoy! For more information on Susan R. Eaton, and to learn about the Sedna Epic’s mandate and philosophy, visit: Women of Adventure

Sedna's founder and leader Susan R. Eaton has been named to the Women Divers Hall of Fame's Class of 2020.

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Brava! Sedna's founder and leader Susan R. Eaton has been named to the Women Divers Hall of Fame's Class of 2020! We'd like to congratulate Susan, a geoscientist, journalist and polar explorer, as well as the other five worthy recipients. The inauguration ceremony is on March 27 at the inauguration ceremony at Beneath The Sea in Secaucus New Jersey. Read more

Katujjiqatigit / Working Together: The all-female Sedna Epic Expedition brings a changing ocean to eye level for coastal Inuit communities

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BANK TO THE LEFT, bank to the right. Tethered to diver propulsion vehicles, the women flew through emerald-green waters at six kilometres per hour, dodging sculpted ice formations off the northern coast of Labrador. They soon discovered that snorkelling in pack ice is a contact sport. After several star-inducing head bumps, the team’s dive physician determined that helmets would be standard gear for future expeditions. Read more



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We're delighted to introduce the guest speakers for November 22, which is Day Two of our exciting virtual expedition to Norway's Arctic fjords. Due to COVID-19, our November 2020 expedition to the Norwegian Arctic is delayed by a year. But, that's not stopping Sedna's sea women from immersing themselves in Norway's winter herring run...

April Glaicar is a circumpolar photographer and mixed media artist who was born, raised and continues to live in Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada. Her work has a strong connection to the circumpolar world and arctic conservation while embracing traditional knowledge and culture.

Always creative and attuned to nature as a child (often collecting a pocket full of rocks or flowers) she had begun exploring photography and design by the time she was in high school. Over the years she has continued to develop her photography skills and learn techniques in other mediums as a way to express her experiences.

It is her passion for photography combined with a love of nature, people and creative curiosity that have resulted in April’s “Inspired Surroundings” jewellery collection; an eclectic mix of her original photographs, fine silver and fused glass techniques (originating over 4000 years ago), other treasures including vintage up-cycled beads, semi-precious stones, local fossils and whitefish vertebrae. April works full time in her home based April Glaicar Studios to create storytelling pieces of fine art jewellery and décor.

Largely a self-taught artist, April experiments with different materials and techniques and eagerly participates in opportunities to learn from other artists in any discipline. She shares art and encourages creativity by teaching workshops locally and at festivals.

April’s work has been featured and sold at the ART Market in Calgary, Far North Film Festival in Yellowknife and the Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik where she was awarded the “Viewers’ Choice” award for Jewellery and Metalwork in 2017.

With great pride April was selected to design and create the Cultural Medallions given to the 60 circumpolar cultural performers of the Arctic Winter Games 2018.

April’s first exhibition “Our True North” a visual time capsule of life in Sachs Harbour and Ulukhaktok, NWT in 2017 launched in April 2019 and is available for exhibit.

Her designs may be purchased directly on-line and at select locations & events as listed on her website. Commission inquiries are welcomed.

Visit April at www.aprilglaicar.com and FB & IG April Glaicar Studios www.nwtarts.com/artist-profile/april-glaicar

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Were delighted to introduce the guest speakers for November 22, which is Day Two of our exciting virtual expedition to Norways Arctic fjords. Due to COVID-19, our November 2020 expedition to the Norwegian Arctic is delayed by a year. But, thats not stopping Sednas sea women from immersing themselves in Norways winter herring run...

April Glaicar is a circumpolar photographer and mixed media artist who was born, raised and continues to live in Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada. Her work has a strong connection to the circumpolar world and arctic conservation while embracing traditional knowledge and culture.

Always creative and attuned to nature as a child (often collecting a pocket full of rocks or flowers) she had begun exploring photography and design by the time she was in high school. Over the years she has continued to develop her photography skills and learn techniques in other mediums as a way to express her experiences.

It is her passion for photography combined with a love of nature, people and creative curiosity that have resulted in April’s “Inspired Surroundings” jewellery collection; an eclectic mix of her original photographs, fine silver and fused glass techniques (originating over 4000 years ago), other treasures including vintage up-cycled beads, semi-precious stones, local fossils and whitefish vertebrae. April works full time in her home based April Glaicar Studios to create storytelling pieces of fine art jewellery and décor.

Largely a self-taught artist, April experiments with different materials and techniques and eagerly participates in opportunities to learn from other artists in any discipline. She shares art and encourages creativity by teaching workshops locally and at festivals.

April’s work has been featured and sold at the ART Market in Calgary, Far North Film Festival in Yellowknife and the Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik where she was awarded the “Viewers’ Choice” award for Jewellery and Metalwork in 2017.

With great pride April was selected to design and create the Cultural Medallions given to the 60 circumpolar cultural performers of the Arctic Winter Games 2018.

April’s first exhibition “Our True North” a visual time capsule of life in Sachs Harbour and Ulukhaktok, NWT in 2017 launched in April 2019 and is available for exhibit.

Her designs may be purchased directly on-line and at select locations & events as listed on her website. Commission inquiries are welcomed.

Visit April at www.aprilglaicar.com and FB & IG April Glaicar Studios www.nwtarts.com/artist-profile/april-glaicar

#sedna #sednaepic #sednaepicexpedition #seawomen  #changetheratio #yeshecan #leaders #mentors #rolemodels #womenofthearctic #sami #inuit #womeninscience #womeninSTEM #womenwhoexplore #explorers #arctic #womenwhoadventure #wintersnorkel #snorkeling #norway #explorenorway #exploretromso #fjords #orcas #humpbacks #herringrun #oceans #oceanresearch #goremote Waterproof Cruises & Expeditions

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We're delighted to introduce the guest speakers for November 22, which is Day Two of our exciting virtual expedition to Norway's Arctic fjords. Due to COVID-19, our November 2020 expedition to the Norwegian Arctic is delayed by a year. But, that's not stopping Sedna's sea women from immersing themselves in Norway's winter herring run...

In November 2019, Anna Kuhmunen, a Sámi woman from Jåhkåmåhkke, Jokkmokk, Swedish Lapland, participated in the Sedna Epic Expedition’s inaugural women’s leadership program in Tromso, Norway.

In November 2021, Anna will rejoin the Sedna Epic women’s leadership program and ocean research expedition, snorkeling with orcas and humpbacks during the winter herring run 350kms above the Arctic Circle.

Anna worked, for many years, for SVT or Sweden’s Television company, hosting the Sámi Children's show. During her younger years, she toured and did traditional Sami singing, joik.

Anna’s cultural company, Silba Siida, is co-owned with her husband Erik and is located in Jåhkåmåhkke, Jokkmokk, Swedish Lapland.

A young Sámi couple, Anna and Erik still live their indigenous lifestyle, which is based on reindeer herding.

In Silba Siida, Anna and Erik share their great pride for their culture and traditions. Their guests experience traditional food, spirituality and history.

Authentic Sámi food is something that both Anna and Erik heartily embrace. Guests will be invited to cook and taste traditional meals from the Sámi kitchen. The menu will depend on the season and what nature’s pantry will have on offer. All food will be prepared over an open fire in the lávvu (tent house). The ingredients will be local specialties, such as reindeer, moose and fish.

A mother of two young boys, Anna is a strong proponent of education. She provides her visitors with an overview of how climate change is affecting the Sámi in the Arctic.

During the winter season, (December-March) you will meet their reindeer at close quarters; a unique opportunity. To hand-feed them is a real adventure.

The camp is situated close to the Polar Circle. Not only is this a truly amazing experience for those interested in indigenous cultures, but, during winter season, if you are lucky, the Northern Lights will be dancing above.

Anna and Erik welcome you to Silba Siida and a genuine Sámi experience.

silba.se/about-us/

#sedna #sednaepic #sednaepicexpedition #seawomen #changetheratio #yeshecan #leaders #mentors #rolemodels #womenofthearctic #sami #inuit #womeninscience #womeninSTEM #womenwhoexplore #explorers #arctic #womenwhoadventure #wintersnorkel #snorkeling #norway #explorenorway #exploretromso #fjords #orcas #humpbacks #herringrun #oceans #oceanresearch #goremote Waterproof Cruises & Expeditions
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Were delighted to introduce the guest speakers for November 22, which is Day Two of our exciting virtual expedition to Norways Arctic fjords. Due to COVID-19, our November 2020 expedition to the Norwegian Arctic is delayed by a year. But, thats not stopping Sednas sea women from immersing themselves in Norways winter herring run...

In November 2019, Anna Kuhmunen, a Sámi woman from Jåhkåmåhkke, Jokkmokk, Swedish Lapland, participated in the Sedna Epic Expedition’s inaugural women’s leadership program in Tromso, Norway.

In  November 2021, Anna will rejoin the Sedna Epic women’s leadership program and ocean research expedition, snorkeling with orcas and humpbacks during the winter herring run 350kms above the Arctic Circle.

Anna worked, for many years, for SVT or Sweden’s Television company, hosting the Sámi Childrens show. During her younger years, she toured and did traditional Sami singing, joik.

Anna’s cultural company, Silba Siida, is co-owned with her husband Erik and is located in Jåhkåmåhkke, Jokkmokk, Swedish Lapland.

A young Sámi couple, Anna and Erik still live their indigenous lifestyle, which is based on reindeer herding. 

In Silba Siida, Anna and Erik share their great pride for their culture and traditions. Their guests experience traditional food, spirituality and history.

Authentic Sámi food is something that both Anna and Erik heartily embrace. Guests will be invited to cook and taste traditional meals from the Sámi kitchen. The menu will depend on the season and what nature’s pantry will have on offer. All food will be prepared over an open fire in the lávvu (tent house). The ingredients will be local specialties, such as reindeer, moose and fish.

A mother of two young boys, Anna is a strong proponent of education. She provides her visitors with an overview of how climate change is affecting the Sámi in the Arctic.

During the winter season, (December-March) you will meet their reindeer at close quarters; a unique opportunity. To hand-feed them is a real adventure.

The camp is situated close to the Polar Circle. Not only is this a truly amazing experience for those interested in indigenous cultures, but, during winter season, if you are lucky, the Northern Lights will be dancing above.

Anna and Erik welcome you to Silba Siida and a genuine Sámi experience.

http://silba.se/about-us/

#sedna #sednaepic #sednaepicexpedition #seawomen  #changetheratio #yeshecan #leaders #mentors #rolemodels #womenofthearctic #sami #inuit #womeninscience #womeninSTEM #womenwhoexplore #explorers #arctic #womenwhoadventure #wintersnorkel #snorkeling #norway #explorenorway #exploretromso #fjords #orcas #humpbacks #herringrun #oceans #oceanresearch #goremote Waterproof Cruises & Expeditions

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Who would be crazy enough to answer such a cryptic appeal, inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous 1914 advert—in a London newspaper—recruiting men for a perilous Antarctic expedition? Channeling the same spirit of polar exploration one hundred years later, Susan R. Eaton, founder and leader of the 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition, advertised for all-female crew in mid-2013. Ten female ocean explorers, aged 26 to 56, from Canada, the United States, Mexico and New Zealand answered this intriguing call to attempt a world record—a snorkel relay of the Northwest Passage—and to go ‘where no man has gone before.’ In parallel, Milos Simovic, the owner and captain of the MV Cape Race, a 116-foot side trawler converted to carry passengers, placed his own Shackleton-inspired advert for crew. In July 2014, Team Sedna will mount its proof-of-concept expedition to Labrador, Baffin Island and Greenland, aboard this Canadian-built vessel that’s used to plying arctic waters.