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Glacier Bay Podcasts: A Park for Science

Glacier Bay Podcasts: A Park for Science

Lewis Sharman has one of the truly interesting jobs in the world. He is park ecologist at Glacier Bay National Park. And that job description means that he is the person who does all kinds of general science work that’s not done by specialists. There are marine mammal specialists, plant specialists, fishery biologists, bear biologists…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Birdlife to Watch For

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Birdlife to Watch For

Tom VandenBerg, ranger at Glacier bay is no stranger to the wildlife surrounding the area. Though most think of giant mountains, deep fiords, and the glaciers; the wildlife is equally amazing. From orcas spouting to breathe, to sea otters laying on their back eating food. There can be some stunning views of beautiful animals. And…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Humpback Whales

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Humpback Whales

While the Humpback Whale is an endangered species, in Glacier Bay it is doing well. And while on occasion visitors may catch a stray Minke or Killer Whale (orca), it’s the Humpback that gets a lot of attention. Ranger Janet Neilson spends a lot of time studying the humpback in Glacier Bay. Neilson says that…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Early Exploration

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Early Exploration

Most people are captivated by the beauty and drama of Glacier Bay. Ranger Kevin Richards looks out and he sees the history of it. And for Richards, that history comes alive, as he walks in the steps of everyone from George Vancouver who discovered the Bay, or the Tlingit natives who have made the Bay…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Mountains

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Mountains

For Ranger Patrick Hair, the effects of climate change in Glacier Bay are a fascinating study. While most glaciers in Alaska are retreating a few in Glacier Bay are actually advancing. The reasons are complex but he points out that contributing to this effect is Mt. Fairweather and the range of mountains that rise from…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: The Wilderness

Glacier Bay Podcasts: The Wilderness

For Marylou Blakeslee, a ranger and naturalist in Glacier Bay the beauty and majesty of the wilderness was such a powerful draw that she has remained in the park for around 17 years. She says that we all need wilderness experiences and her quiet knowledge of the Park and the expertise she shows as we…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Welcome Aboard!

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Welcome Aboard!

In an unprecedented effort to document the unique splendors and beauty of Alaska, Holland America has teamed up with the National Park Service to produce exclusive interviews with Glacier Bay’s foremost experts on a wide range of fascinating topics. Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman, travel writers, broadcasters and regular contributors to the Holland America blog,…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”