South American Mosaic

South American Mosaic
April 2, 2015
16 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
110 Guests
From $10,980

Expedition Team

Especially chosen for this voyage, our team of expert leaders and lecturers serves to bring a comprehensive educational component to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps.

Michael Moore

| Expedition Leader
Mike Moore

A Chicago native, Mike’s love of travel may have been clinched as a kid, when he got to venture off the prairie and accompany his dad on medical aid trips to the Caribbean. After receiving degrees in biology and ecology at the University of Illinois, Mike worked amongst the bears of the Alaskan wilderness. Since then, he has made his way around the world, studying honey...

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Kelsey Simmons

| Expedition Leader / Cruise Director
Kelsey Simmons

After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Art History, Kelsey spent time traveling through Europe and living in various parts of California and Oregon before the lure of the Pacific Northwest brought her back to the Seattle area. Kelsey’s wanderlust then turned her to a career in adventure travel with Zegrahm Expeditions. In her time at Zegrahm,...

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Rich Cahill

| Naturalist
Rich Cahill

Born and raised in Panama, Rich is one of the most experienced guides in that country, having led ecotravelers throughout the region for the past 20 years. He is a veteran of four trans-Darien expeditions, more than 250 excursions to the Barro Colorado Nature Monument, and countless other adventures in the rain forests of the isthmus. Rich’s knowledge and enthusiasm make him...

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Conrad Field

| Naturalist
Conrad Field

A resident of Homer, Alaska, Conrad is a professional naturalist and biologist as well as an accomplished artist in the media of pen-and-ink and scrimshaw. He owns Northcountry Nature, a small natural history publisher, and has cowritten and copublished guides and children’s books on marine life. Since 1989 Conrad has been a naturalist-lecturer aboard a variety of expedition...

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Mike Murphy

| Divemaster
Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy - Mike (also known as Murph) was born on the Isle of Wight and raised just a stone’s throw from what was once largest passenger ship terminal in the world. After a five-year apprenticeship as a marine engineer, Mike embarked on his first voyage and sailed around the world on five consecutive cruises. He then decided to emigrate to Canada and became scuba certified...

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Rich Pagen

| Marine Biologist / Naturalist
Rich Pagen

Rich first became enthralled by the wonders of the natural world around the tide pools and forests of his native New York. Since then, he has embarked on a career in conservation biology that has ranged from teaching science and environmental awareness to teenagers from Los Angeles, to traveling the coast and river deltas of Alaska’s North Slope by Zodiac to reach remote...

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Brent Stephenson

| Expedition Leader / Ornithologist
Brent Stephenson

Brent was born in New Zealand and has been a birder since childhood. In 2005 he completed a goal he had from a young age, with the conclusion of his Ph.D., studying the breeding biology of Australasian gannets in New Zealand. This further heightened his interest in seabirds, and in 2003, along with Sav Saville, he rediscovered the “extinct” New Zealand storm-petrel, a bird...

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Conrad Weston

| Expedition Staff
Conrad Weston

Conrad was born in San Jose, Costa Rica where he studied business administration at the University of Costa Rica. However his love of nature led him to a career as a naturalist guide. Tropical ecosystems are his area of expertise and he enjoys bird watching, mammal spotting, and identification of plant, arthropod, shell and fish species. For over 20 years he has led tours in...

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Dennis Wille

| Expedition Staff
Dennis Wille

Dennis became enamored of wildlife as a youngster in his native Costa Rica. Living in Central America, it is not difficult to see how biology could become the favorite science for any nature enthusiast, as there are several thousand species in the region. He became a tour guide more than twenty years ago and since 1999, has been working as a naturalist onboard expedition ships...

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John Yersin

| Zodiac Driver
John Yersin

John is a microbiologist who worked in the industry for 33 years investigating the impact of industrial wastes and products on the environment. The tools of his trade included diving, hovercraft piloting, and powerboat driving. He conducted marine, freshwater, and terrestrial surveys and then reported the results. Since retirement, John has done consultant work, taught...

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