Glacier Bay Whales in the News!
Singing humpback whale recorded in Glacier Bay waters!
Well Known Glacier Bay whale sighted in Hawai’i !!
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
Did You Know?
Captain James Cook named the tallest mountain in Glacier Bay, Mount Fairweather, in 1778. As Southeast Alaska is a temperate rainforest, with an average of only 50 sunny days a year, it would require fair-weather to see that mountain.