Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park Ponders High-Tech Method for Important Salmon Study

How's the salmon population doing in Glacier Bay National Park? With increasing fishing pressure, it's an important question, and the park is proposing a high-tech, low-impact method to gather some key information. The study site is located in designated wilderness, and the park is inviting public input on the idea.

Calving Glacier Injures Two Hikers In Glacier Bay National Park

Two hikers who were exploring the backcountry of Glacier Bay National Park are recovering today from injuries sustained when ice from a calving glacier struck them.

How Many Cruise Ships are Enough At Glacier Bay National Park?

For many, the most popular way to arrive and visit Glacier Bay National Park is via cruise ship. But how many cruise ships are enough in the park's waters, where humpback whales frequently swim?

Reader Participation Day: Which Is Your Favorite National Park Gateway Town?

If you had to pick a gateway town to live in -- not because of its associated national park, but because of its atmosphere -- which would you choose?
National Geographic Park Profiles: Yellowstone Country Though no doubt driven by marketing aspirations, the National Geographic Society has rereleased three books that will take you into the heart of some iconic national parks.

National Park Quiz 78: Harbors

Don’t harbor any illusions; this month’s quiz is no walk in the park. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: "During the 1950s, some scientists suggested that 'instant harbors' could be created with well-placed atomic bombs."

Glacier Bay National Park Rangers Use Satellite Technology to Help Tangled Whales

Rangers in Glacier Bay National Park respond not only to human visitors in trouble, but also to marine life that need help. A recent case of a humpback whale that became entangled in a polyester line demonstrates not only the quick response of park rangers, but also how satellite technology can play a role in saving whales.

Gustavus Moose Hunt: If You're Heading to Alaska for a Moose Hunt, You Might Want to Read This

If you've landed a spot in the annual Gustavus Bull Moose Hunt, be careful you don't stray into Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. And if the moose you've shot heads into the park, contact a ranger.

Seasonal Law-Enforcement Ranger At Glacier Bay National Park Charged with Two Counts of Second-Degree Sexual Assault

National Park Service officials are working to terminate a seasonal law-enforcement ranger at Glacier Bay National Park who has been charged with two counts of sexual assault in the second degree.

UPDATED: Search Ends for Woman Missing from Cruise Ship in Glacier Bay National Park

Cruise ship in Glacier Bay.
A search for a woman who was reported missing from a cruise ship in Glacier Bay National Park on Monday morning has ended. Searchers have recovered a body believed to be that of the missing woman, many miles from the park

Take Care if You're Visiting Alaska National Parks, As Bears Aren't Being Bashful

Two recent bear incidents in national parks in Alaska should send a message to all visitors that they have to be particularly vigilant when traveling in bear country.

Vessel Speed Restrictions Extended At Glacier Bay National Park to Protect Whales

More humpback whales and their calves are showing up in the waters of Glacier Bay National Park, and that has prompted park officials to extend speed restrictions on vessels cruising through those waters.

Cruising Into Glacier Bay National Park

Most people who visit Glacier Bay National Park never touch a glacier, but – with an icy breath – the glaciers reach out and touch them.

Glacier Bay National Park Issues New Cruise Ship Contracts

Officials at Glacier Bay National Park have signed off on a small set of 10-year contracts for cruise ship operations. Is that a good thing?
Wildlife biologists in Alaska are concerned about the decline in harbor seal numbers at Glacier Bay National Park. In an ongoing study they are capturing seals to take biological samples and implant transmitters that hopefully will shed some light on why the overall population has been dropping.

Are Politics Cruising Into Glacier Bay NP?

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