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Sitka National Historical Park's wildlife
Sea Stars at Low Tide
Leather stars, ochre stars, and purple sunstars may all be seen at the park during a minus tide.
Banana slugs are commonly sighted along the park's trails and are active year-round.
Western sandpipers may be frequently seen along the park's seashore in spring before they begin their southbound migration.
Tens of thousands of pink salmon return to the Indian River every July.
The secretary of the Sitka Fish and Game Club introduced red squirrels to Baranof Island in 1922 to provide prey for marten and support trapping.
Green Sea Anemone
The green sea anemone nay be found along from Alaska to Southern California.
White Banana slug
Banana slugs can be found along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska. They come in a variety of colors including olive, yellow and white.
The subspecies of brown bears on Baranof Island (Ursus arctos sitkensis) have a unique genetic structure which not only relates them to brown bears but to polar bears as well.