Glacier Bay National Park

Jun 22, 2018 - National Geographic Quest


Early this morning, National Geographic Quest paused at Bartlett Cove and embarked Ranger/Naturalist Jake and Cultural Interpreter Mamie, who would spend the day with us to relate the remarkable story of Glacier Bay.

We cruised slowly by South Marble Island and observed Steller sea lions and many species of birds, including two species of puffins. Bald eagles were disturbing some of the nesting birds, and in turn, were harassed by glaucous-winged gulls.

At the end of Tarr Inlet, Margerie Glacier rewarded our patience with “white thunder” when chunks of ice fell from the terminus into the sea.

The water was an amazing shade of blue-green and the scenery was spectacular throughout this fair-weather day. We will have photographs and memories to share for years to come.

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About the Author

Lee Moll

Naturalist

Lee grew up as a "Nature Girl" in the rural outskirts of New York City, where she developed and expressed her keen sense of biophilia.  She expanded her passion for the outdoors when she ventured to the western side of the country and she currently owns a home in Boise, Idaho.

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