• Sunset view of Glacier Bay and the surrounding Fairweather Mountains.

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Park Fun

Tufted puffin running on water to gain flight
Tufted puffin running on water to gain flight
 

Who am I?

  • I begin and end my life in a river, but spend the majority of my time in the ocean.
  • eat small fish and bugs.
  • Some of my nicknames include: humpy, red, silver, king, and dog.

Who am I?_______________________________________

  • I drink both the nectar of flowers and blood.
  • I like stagnant pools of water best.
  • There are more of me in the arctic than anywhere else in the world.
  • When I bite you, my saliva makes you itch.

Who am I? _______________________________________

  • I am a small member of the gull family.
  • My wing tips look like they are dipped in black ink.
  • I like to fish near where glaciers calve and meltwater streams meet the sea.
  • In Glacier Bay, I nest in large colonies on cliffs near the Margerie Glacier.

Who am I? _______________________________________

 

How you can help?

Rangers have multiple jobs in Glacier Bay. While in Glacier Bay or at home complete one of these jobs. Some of these jobs are:

  • offer a ranger program to friends or family members
  • collect recyclables and dispose of them properly
  • re-use something that was used in a different way
  • pick up trash

Did You Know?

Red Squirrel

A red squirrel eats the seeds of about 144 spruce cones each day. This diet allows red squirrels to thrive in the spruce-dominated forests of Lower Glacier Bay. How many spruce cones do you eat each day?