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Kenai Fjords in the Field

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Resource Management staff often conduct research and field observations in areas of the park few others will ever see. Use this blog to discover new places and current research happening in Kenai Fjords National Park this summer.

Rappelling into the Realms of Raptors

July 02, 2012 Posted by: Laura Phillips, William C. Clark

Rappelling to the nests of peregrine falcons and bald eagles is a unique experience and justified by the importance of monitoring these species for the good of the Kenai Fjords ecosystem. In May our research staff and partners surveyed several sites along the coast. What follows is a brief report of their experience.

 

Did You Know?

resident pod of Orca whales

“Killer whales” or orcas are actually quite friendly and often inquisitive about humans. In fact, the group of “resident killer whales” pictured here feeds entirely on fish. Only “transient killer whales” eat marine mammals. No wild killer whale has ever hurt a human being.