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Ariane Batic

About Ariane Batic

Marine Biology Presenter & Guide


Ariane is a keen adventurer and dedicated scientist. As a child, she fell in love with the ocean and all things marine, which led her to study marine biology at Dalhousie University. Her time since has been focused on promoting awareness, appreciation and knowledge of the natural world via public education and community outreach.

At home in Tofino in British Columbia, Canada, Ariane coordinates for and teaches at the Raincoast Field School, an outdoor experiential learning program offered to every elementary-school student in the community. Previously, she worked as a marine sciences educator at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, and as a field research technician with Environment Canada at Nunavut’s East Bay Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

The majority of her free time is spent surfing, climbing mountains, exploring the nooks and crannies of nearby inlets, and learning new languages. A bit of a safety nut, Ariane is an active volunteer member of the Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue Society, is certified in advanced wilderness first aid and is an aspiring rope rescue technician. She gets especially excited about phytoplankton, conversing in French, high latitudes and Russian literature, and made her living as a pastry chef once upon a time. Some of her life goals include sailing to Kamchatka, living in southern France and surfing in Alaska.

She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and stories of Antarctica with you alongside the rest of the crew at Quark Expeditions.