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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.

Chasing a Retreating Glacier

June 22, 2012 Posted by: William C. Clark

Glaciers are magnificent bodies of flowing ice. Whether the glaciers at Kenai Fjords National Park are advancing or retreating is a common question among visitors and staff alike. Since 2008 Resource Management staff have carefully mapped Exit Glacier’s terminus to track its movement over time.

 

Did You Know?

River Otter

River otters defecate in certain spots to mark their territory. Researchers in Kenai Fjords National Park have discovered that these "latrine sites" enrich the soil, allowing plants to grow in those spots that aren't found anywhere else close by.