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

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Glacier Bay Sea Otter Project Reports

Researcher holding anaesthetized sea otter

The following reports (in .pdf format) are available for download. Just click on the PDF link. Note: Some of these files are quite large. All require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

Bodkin, J. L. (2005). Sea otter movements and life history in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center. 2 pp. PDF

Bodkin, J. L., B. E. Ballachey, et al. (2006). Sea otter studies in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve: draft annual report 2004. U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center. Draft Annual Report. 67 pp. PDF

Bodkin, J. L. (2003). “Return to Glacier Bay.” Alaska Park Science Summer, 2003: pp:4-11. PDF

Bodkin, J. L., G. G. Esslinger, et al. (1999). Estimated sea otter population size in Glacier Bay 8-13 May 1999. U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center. Unpublished report. 12 pp. PDF

Bodkin, J. L., G. G. Esslinger, et al. (1998). Sea otter distribution and relative abundance and management implications in Glacier Bay: 25-26 August 1998. Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey. Unpublished report. 4 pp. PDF

Bodkin, J. L. and K. Kloecker (1999). Intertidal clam diversity, size, abundance and biomass in Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve - 1999 annual report. U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center. Annual Report. 21 pp. PDF

Bodkin, J. L., K. A. Kloecker, et al. (2003). Sea otter studies in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve: annual report 2002. U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center. Report to National Park Service. 82 pp. PDF

Bodkin, J. L., K. A. Kloecker, et al. (2002). Sea otter studies in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve: annual report 2001. U.S. Geological Survery, Alaska Science Center. Report to National Park Service. 68 pp. PDF

Bodkin, J. L., K. A. Kloecker, et al. (2001). Sea otter studies in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve: aerial surveys, foraging observations and intertidal clam sampling, 2000 annual report. U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center. Annual report. 78 pp. PDF

Esslinger, G. G. (1998). Sea otter distribution and relative abundance: Cross Sound - Icy Strait: 2 - 3 March 1998. U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center. Unpublished report. 3 pp. PDF

Did You Know?

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Glacier Bay is a changing landscape. Today's beaches where brown bears slurp up crushed barnacles are tomorrow's forest meadows where moose will browse on willow branches.