Recent Research Highlights
Science in Action!
Enjoy browsing through some of the many ongoing and recently-completed research projects conducted in Glacier Bay.
Distribution and Overwintering of Bats in SE Alaska
Paleontological Inventory of Glacier Bay
Sea Otters and Marine Communities of Glacier Bay
Plate Tectonics in Action
Accumulation of Mercury in Freshwater Fishes
Temporal Variations in Uplift in the Glacier Bay
Stream Age and the Biogeochemistry of Post-Glacial
Measuring Stream Flow on the Alsek River
Trophic Dynamics in the Gustavus/Glacier Bay
Holocene and Historic Glacier Activity & Climate Change in
The Voices of Glacier Bay
Developing Monitoring Protocols for Ground-nesting Birds
Conducting a Soil Resource Inventory for Glacier Bay
Campsite Impact Analysis and Monitoring at Glacier Bay
Evaluation and Monitoring of Shore Pine Damage
Yellow Cedar on Glacier Bay's Outer Coast
Kinship and Local Structure of Humpbacks in Glacier Bay
Estimating Age-specific Survival and Reproductive Rates of Steller Sea
Measuring Noise Budgets, Temporal Patterns, and Differences in Humpback
Using Satellite Transmitting Tags to Understand Pacific Halibut
Developing a Monitoring Protocol for Kittlitz's Murrelets
Monitoring Water Quality of the Salmon River
Monitoring Marine Water Quality in Glacier Bay
Counting Bartlett River Salmon Using Sonar
Earthquake Monitoring along the Fairweather Fault
Effects of Food Limitation on a High Density Moose Population
Did You Know?
Dense schools of forage fish, like herring and sand lance, are an abundant food source for many creatures, from the massive Humpback Whale to the diminutive Marbled Murrelet. Schools of forage fish can be literally miles long and hundreds of feet thick.