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New boat guidelines near glacial fjords

...avoid loud noises, avoid traveling through areas with more than 50 percent ice cover, and avoid creating wake.At Disenchantment Bay and Tracy Arm, both areas with a high number of vessels and of pups, NOAA advises additional seasonal and area...
Boats, seals, and the water (not) between

...of which three, Tracy Arm, Endicott Arm and Disenchantment Bay, are in Southeast Alaska - see around a combined...biologist John Jansen has been studying harbor seals in Disenchantment Bay since 2002, when the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe requested...
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

...15,000-foot mountains were bathed in the flush of sunrise. To the west, the Hubbard Glacier terminated in Disenchantment Bay, named by the Italian explorer Alessandro Malaspina in 1792 after realizing the bay wasn't the entrance to the...
Hunting for art

...He estimates he hunts between 50 and 60 seals a year, and somewhere around 80 sea otters.He's hunted around Disenchantment Bay and Yakutat Bay, but may be finding new hunting spots soon - he's planning on moving to Juneau this winter, he...
Predicting seal behavior that's not too windy or rainy, so it's easier for them to regulate their body temperature.Studies in Disenchantment Bay and other locations have shown that depending on the kind of boat, its speed, and its direction, seals do leave...
Yakutat wants state to plan flood response

...blocked the entrance to Russell Fiord for more than four months in 1986 before an ice dam broke and water flushed into Disenchantment Bay. But local officials are alarmed by this most recent closure because it has been formed by a seemingly sturdy rock...
Tribe protests glacier tours

...hurting the seal population in Disenchantment Bay, site of the glacier in northern...the seal birthing season in Disenchantment Bay is over, the Yakutat tribe...were scheduled to come into (Disenchantment) Bay this year was the limit, and...
New rules may separate ships, seals

...Administration, say cruise ships making their way through Disenchantment Bay on their way to the glacier flush seals from ice...according to the study, with as many as five ships in Disenchantment Bay visiting in one day. Alaska Cruise Association...
Glacier view fee

...honor it because the ships do not come into Yakutat's docks. They bypass the community, entering Yakutat Bay and Disenchantment Bay to view the Hubbard Glacier. So, in lieu of the head tax the industry and the city and borough have been trying...
Juneau Empire Story Archive alternate to the Native harbor seal commission, said he counted five seals and a pup in three days in May in Disenchantment Bay near Yakutat. There should have been hundreds, he said. Harbor seals have declined by up to half in Glacier Bay...


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