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Derek Kyostia

About Derek Kyostia

Marine Biology Presenter

Raised along the wild shores of Lake Superior, Derek was at a tender age when he first became fascinated with the natural world around him. Not surprisingly, he went on to earn a degree in biology, and shortly after graduating he spread his wings and migrated to the shores of the Pacific on Canada’s west coast.

For nearly a decade, Derek dabbled in the sciences, combining his boundless curiosity for critters with opportunities to explore landscapes abroad. He has been fortunate to have participated in avian and wildlife research projects in Australia, Mexico and all-over Western Canada.

As a full-time Expedition Guide and Marine Mammal Presenter, Derek has been blissfully immersed in his polar passions since 2009. He is invigorated by the conversations he has with other wildlife enthusiasts and privileged to have the opportunity to make meaningful connections with likeminded people from all over the world.