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Sam Thalmann

About Sam Thalmann

Ornithology, Marine Biology Presenter & Guide


A native of Tasmania, Australia, Sam has over 20 years of experience working on marine conservation research programs (Australian, French, Canadian and American) in many Antarctic, Arctic and Alaskan locations. Sam has a special research interest in the foraging ecology of top-end marine predators, and after developing a love of the Polar Regions while in Antarctica, he was keen to discover the Arctic. The amazing diversity of landscapes, wildlife and native peoples across the Arctic keeps drawing him back.

Now with over 11 seasons working as a researcher and polar guide across various regions of the Arctic, Sam brings an intimate knowledge and great love of the Polar Regions to his work, which, along with a positive energy and attitude, allows him to share his experiences with those around him.