Inian Islands & Fern Harbor

Jun 12, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird

We took the pulse of the Inside Passage at the Inian Islands this morning. Ebb tide generated strong currents, whirlpools, and standing waves in the Cross Sound. Harbor porpoises, sea otters, and Stellar sea lions abounded. Black-legged kittiwakes were beginning to nest at Bird Rock and were easily agitated by bald eagles flying overhead.

Our afternoon included hikes in Fern Harbor, Glacier Bay National Park. The inner tidal zone was filled with Canada geese and tracks of moose, bears, and deer. The bugs hinted at the immense productivity of this area.

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Daniel Baldwin


An educator at heart, Dan finds great joy in opening doors for others to explore and connect with the world around them. He has taught marine sciences in the Florida Keys and on Catalina Island, and science and math in international schools in Mexico, Costa Rica, and the South Pacific. 

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