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Glacier Bay Podcasts: Tidewater Glaciers

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Tidewater Glaciers

Ranger Jeff Pietka specialty is the Tidewater Glaciers of Glacier Bay. How is a tidewater glacier different from other glaciers in the Park? Pietka says a tidewater glacier flows down the mountainside and ends in the sea “it’s like a river … of ice,” he says. The tidewater glaciers around the Bay are really shaping…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: For Kids

Glacier Bay Podcasts: For Kids

Creating creative kids programs that entertain while providing facts about Glacier Bay is a part of the job that really appeals to Glacier Bay Park Ranger Steve Schaller. Steve is in charge of kids programs that are presented in Club Hal during the day spent in Glacier Bay. Club HAL has a dynamic youth staff…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Bears on the Beach

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Bears on the Beach

For Tania Lewis, being a Glacier Bay wildlife biologist is anything but a dull occupation. Lewis sees bears on a daily basis as they travel up and down the shoreline looking for food as they walk. That will grab your attention. Lewis also says that in her studies of these majestic animals, life for a…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Plants from the Deck

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Plants from the Deck

For visitors coming to Glacier Bay, the flora and fauna of the region can easily take a back seat to the dramatic calving of the glacier or the stunning tail flukes of Humpbacks feeding in the Bay’s current. But there’s a lot more to the region that keeps a naturalist like Ranger Fay Schaller excited….   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcast: Goats and Bears

Glacier Bay Podcast: Goats and Bears

For Ranger Janene Driscoll, every day in Glacier Bay is unlike any before it. In fact, Driscoll says that the best day on the Bay is any day because you’re witnessing it change from day to day and even hour to hour. Even though a lot of rain falls in Glacier Bay, it creates snow…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

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…”