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A Strange and Beautiful Dance

Humpback whales are largely solitary creatures, spending the majority of their lives by themselves or with their young. Each summer they make the 3,000+ mile trek to Alaska in order to eat incredible amounts of food before heading back to … Continue reading

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You Otter Know

Sea otters are some of the most intriguing animals located in the North Pacific. One of the smallest marine mammals, they are also the only creatures who do not depend on blubber to keep themselves warm in the icy waters. … Continue reading

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The End of The Road

Homer, a city founded on dubious means by an infamous con man, has evolved in to the self-acclaimed halibut fishing capital of the world. It’s a beautiful, laidback beach town whose charm is accentuated by its location on the end … Continue reading

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Synchronized Swimming

A resident pod of orcas that we hadn’t seen in a few weeks came back to visit, apparently while out to sea they were busy practicing the underappreciated art of synchronized swimming.

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A Whale of a Good Time

Scientists do not know why these massive 40 ton creatures breech clear out of the water. Some believe it is a method of communication, others a way to stir up food or catch a glimpse of life above water. However, … Continue reading

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Rough Seas

A day out in rough seas and huge swells is an incredible experience. The day starts out like any other, the harbor’s water is glassy and calm, the passengers are excited and chatty. Unfortunately, the captain knows the sea conditions … Continue reading

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Killer Whales!

I was told that these are the offshore species of killer whales (which are actually part of the dolphin family). There are three types of orca the resident, transient and offshore. The residents are the large pods that hang out … Continue reading

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The Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center located at the end of the road in Downtown Seward is a must visit. They have a rehabilitation center for injured animals, a beautiful aquarium, an informative museum and state-of-the-art research facility. “The Alaska SeaLife Center … Continue reading

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