Tag Archives: Ketchikan AK

Bald Eagle

Another first along this journey – but not the last, not by a long shot!  Did you know the bald eagle is BOTH our national bird AND our national animal??  Furthermore, as kangaroos are to Australia, it is the only sea … Continue reading

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Pinnipeds

Yay!  Finally!  First close-up sights of harbor seals in the Misty Fjords!  Harbor seals are 1 of 6 species of haired seals found in Alaskan waters, and typically use glacial fjords as a home base.  They can grow to 5 … Continue reading

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Sunset on the Behm

Behm Canal in the Misty Fjords in the Tongass National Forest

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Momentarily Changing Tunes, er… I Mean Tones

Traveling upstream in the Behm Canal headed toward Rudyerd Bay and points north, all of which are part of the Tongass National Forest, the nation’s largest national forest, which covers most of Southeast Alaska, surrounding the famous Inside Passage. It offers unique … Continue reading

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New Eddystone Rock, Misty Fjords

This distinctive 280-foot pillar of basalt came from fractures in the floor of Behm Canal, indicating it was part of a volcanic vent over the last 5 million years.  It stands at the entrance to Rudyerd Bay, one of the most scenic waterways in the … Continue reading

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Behm Canal

Approaching the Misty Fjords National Monument, the 108-mile Behm Canal is a natural channel that separates Revillagigedo Island from mainland Alaska.  We’re about to behold yet another scenic wonderland…  and heck!  we were on the lookout for owls, whales, sea lions, bears and … Continue reading

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A Seiner Silhouette and a Tree Line

Once in awhile, fog can make some things stand out very nicely!!

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Morning Fog Bank

Luckily, we ditched this and headed left into the fjord.  Still, it would have been cool to aim straight for just awhile longer…

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Let the Day Begin

It’s about to become a busy day for this purse seiner as the crew slows down into what will hopefully be a sweet, productive location.

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The Purse Seiner

Before entering the Behm Canal and Misty Fjords, we passed several fishing boats along the way.  This purse seining crew are typically fishing for salmon or herring, and they do so by encircling them with a long net and drawing (or, … Continue reading

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