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?
There are 3 distinct types of Orca whale that roam the waters around Kenai Fjords National Park: residents that eat fish, transients that eat marine mammals, and less frequently viewed offshore orcas that stay in open water eating fish - including sharks.