Inian Islands and Icy Strait
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 14 Jul 2021

Inian Islands and Icy Strait, 7/14/2021, National Geographic Sea Bird

  • Aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird
  • Alaska

This morning our expedition ship brought us to an anchorage in a sheltered cove of the Inian Islands. These islands reside within Icy Strait, so named by explorer George Vancouver in 1794 for the massive amounts of glacial ice choking this passage during his voyage. Today the ice is gone, but the fjord is still an area of intensive oceanic and wildlife activity. Strong tidal changes create conditions ideal for Steller sea lions, bald eagles, sea otters, and gulls to capture prey. The clouds ebb and flow like the tides, sometimes bringing rain, sometimes bringing rays of sunshine.

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