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

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Whale Tales

Glacier Bay Whales in the News!

whale 1762

Singing humpback whale recorded in Glacier Bay waters!
October 3, 2011
Listen to whale #1652!


Well Known Glacier Bay whale sighted in Hawai’i !!
Whale #875, "Arpeggio."
Read all about it...


News Bytes:

PETERSBURG-AK (2009-12-30) On their late-fall research trip to study humpback whale and krill interactions in Seymour Canal, researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made some exceptionally clear recordings of individual whale songs. KFSK Public Radio played some of these recordings for park wildlife biologist Chris Gabriele. She leads an underwater acoustic monitoring program at Glacier Bay National Park and she studies whale vocalizations. LISTEN


The Blubber Bonanza
What happens when a dead humpback whale washes ashore in upper Glacier Bay? Who comes to partake in the feast? Photos and scavenger study!

Did You Know?

Sea Otter

Sea Otters have a pouch of extra skin under their armpits where they can store food items such as sea urchins, crabs, and barnacles for eating at a later time. They eat about 25 percent of their body weight every day.