Jul 03, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion
This glacial fjord is a home and a homeland for a diversity of flora and fauna. From the rainforests of the bay's entrance to the bare bedrock of its upper reaches, the ecosystem pulses with dynamic energy. In the Sitakaday Narrows, tidal currents provoke nutrient cycling, which provides sustenance for a web of life, including sea otters, kelp forests, sea lions and marine birds. The birds and lions perch and preen at South Marble Island, a site that also serves as a nesting location for hundreds of these sea birds. Wolves, bears, moose and mountain goats have each found homes in the terrestrial habitats of this 3.3 million acre national park. The Huna Tlingit call this homeland Sit’ Eeti Gheiyi, which means “The Bay in Place of the Glacier.”
Join us for updates, insider reports & special offers.