• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

Marine Mammals

Kenai Fjords National Park was established in part... "to protect seals, sea lions, other marine mammals, and marine and other birds and to maintain their hauling and breeding areas in their natural state, free of human activity which is disruptive to their natural processes." - Alaska National Interests Lands Conservation Act, 1980.

 

The following marine mammals can be found in the waters around Kenai Fjords National Park.

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.