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March 14, 2014
Change to Glacier Bay Compendium: Vessel "Length of Stay" Regulations
Superintendent Susan L. Boudreau announces that effective immediately Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve has changed the 2014 Compendium sec. 36 CFR 1152 "Length of Stay" which no longer applies.

March 11, 2014
Visitor Information Station Hours of Operation Summer 2014
Superintendent Susan L. Boudreau announces new 2014 hours of operation for the Visitor Information Station at Glacier Bay.

March 05, 2014
Orca Skeleton Completed and on Display
After nine years of anticipation, Glacier Bay's killer whale calf has finally found a permanent home in the Gustavus Community Library.

November 13, 2013
Proposed 2015 Cruise Ship Quota for Glacier Bay
Superintendent Susan Boudreau has announced the proposed cruise ship quota for the 2015 operating season. Public comment on the proposal may be submitted until close of business on November 27, 2013.

July 26, 2013
Whale Waters Update For Glacier Bay Effective July 27 2013
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Superintendent Susan L. Boudreau announced today the 10 knot speed limit for cruise ships in current “whale waters” will be lifted effective 5 AM Saturday July 27. For cruise ships and all other motorized vessels, the 13 knot speed limit and course restrictions already in place will continue to be in effect

Did You Know?

Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker

The Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker is a favorite discovery for divers in Southeast Alaska. They are poor swimmers, spending much of their time attached to the bottom by a sucker evolved from pelvic fins.