Marine biologist, diver and expedition sailor, Andreas B Heide uses his boat S.V. BARBA as a platform and tool for ocean conservation. He's best known for sharing his extraordinary encounters while diving with whales in Arctic waters and has received global attention for his work using whales as ocean ambassadors. In the summer of 2022, he led a collaborative four-month scientific and communications expedition, Arctic Sense, over 3,000 nautical miles between Norway and the UK via the polar Atlantic researching, documenting and sharing untold stories about the impacts of climate change and pollution on marine life in the region.

Watch his presentation about sailing with whales in the Arctic!

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  • INTERESTING TO READ AND WATCH ABOUT MR. HEIDE'S WORK AS A CONSERVATIONIST. HE IS FORTUNATE  TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SUCH INTERACTIONS  WITH THESE WHALES, ESPECIALLLY SINCE I KEEP SEEING IN THE NEWS ABOUT ORCAS RAMMING SHIPS.

  • Thanks for the video, it is interesting sailing with the whales.

  • Thanks for that really interesting video about sailing with whales! I would not have come across it otherwise!

  • I would love to dive with them but just couldn't sometimes they can want to play but not realize just how big they are compared to you I am glad though people are fighting for wildlife conservation and fighting back at global warming

  • This is so incredible! It makes me wih I'd gone into marine biology.. but I grew up in a desert lol. The work they do is so important an impressive. Not sure if I'm brave enough to swim with whales.. just incredible

  • He’s super knowledgeable. I heard from the last year that orcas have become aggressive towards boats and stuff when that was all most unheard of before. We def need more insight to climate change and behaviors of sea life 

  • A whale of an adventure!

  • Interesting perspective!

  • Loved seeing him get so close to these whales. It looks like a lot of fun, but I can't get past the danger of swimming with these!

  • My students care so much about environmental issues that affect animals; the way they connect to work like Andreas’s give me hope for the future.