NPS / JIM PFEIFFENBERGER
Visitors come from all over the world to experience the beauty of the Kenai Fjords' rugged coastline, tidewater glaciers, and pristine fjords. Wildlife, from the massive humpback whale to the sought-after king salmon, also know of the bounty of our waters. Our ocean is one of our most important resources.
Kenai Fjords National Park is tasked with protecting 545 miles of prime Pacific Ocean coastline. It is a great place to learn about and explore our ocean. The lessons learned here, have impacts world-wide.
Major issues facing the waters of Kenai Fjords National Park
Pacific Ocean Education Team newsletters (POET):
Did You Know?
The Hoary Marmot is the largest member of the ground squirrels. These guys hibernate half or more of their life away. They have very thick fur and a substantial fat layer that protects them from the cold. You are not as likely to see them on hot days as they hide in the shade to keep cool.