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A sprawling park about the same size at Connecticut, Glacier Bay is 144 km (90 miles) northwest of Juneau.

Wildlife of Glacier Bay National Park

It is in an area comprising three distinct microclimates and seven different ecosystems that support a wide variety of plant and animal life: from endangered humpback whales and Arctic peregrine falcons to mountain goats, seals, eagles and black and grizzly bears, the bay is home to a rich diversity of Alaska’s wildlife.


Earthquakes and climatic fluctuations have caused the 11 remaining tidewater glaciers to retreat in recent years and the park is perhaps most famous for prolific glacier calving. Visitors often hear a tremendous thundering as great walls of ice come crashing down into the bay, a magical and humbling sight.

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