Natural Features & Ecosystems
Cape Krusenstern has grand and minute features that make it special. The vast system of lagoons provide wetland habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds from around the world. The rolling hills that shelter muskoxen are the farthest west extension of the mighty Brooks Mountain Range. The beach ridge complex has provided thousands of years of home ground for marine mammal hunters. Bob Uhl is intimately familiar with the features of this ecosystem through decades of living on the land and boundless curiosity. His journals tell a story of everything great and small on the landscape.
Did You Know?
The Chukchi Sea is ice-covered from November until May. Ice formation begins in October, with the ice edge from the permanent polar ice pack extending progressively southward until late March. The northward retreat of the ice edge begins in April and continues until late September.