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On the Trails: Not earthworms, but ice worms!

...both male and female), but it still takes two (or more) to tango.Glacier ice worms were discovered in 1887 on the Muir Glacier over in Glacier Bay. More recent work has shown that there are three principle genetic lineages, probably originating...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-14/trails-not-earthworms-ice-worms
Outdoors
Chichagof Island's hidden gems and treasures

...the greenish glow of photoluminescent zooplankton in the water.Morning finds us anticipating a trip to Margerie and Muir glaciers, two of the 15 tidewater glaciers in the park. We are not disappointed. Whales are out, and we also see one very...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-04-01/chichagof-islands-hidden-gems-and-treas
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From Gustavus to Antarctica

...30-minute, mile-long swim across the Muir Inlet. The path followed a safe route that wouldn't be affected if the Muir Glacier calved. It also allowed Cox to end up in a relatively flat spot where she could easily exit the water. On the day...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071504/thi_coldswim.shtml
This WeeK
Glaciers melting faster than predicted

...glaciers are thinning. Some glacier surface elevations had dropped as much as 2,100 feet since 1948, such as the Muir Glacier in the popular Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. On the Net: University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092506/sta_20060925007.shtml
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Winter life underfoot

...the earthworm tunnel into ice on glaciers. It isn't known how they accomplish this. Ice worms were discovered on Muir Glacier in Glacier Bay in 1887. Unfortunately for wildlife spies in Juneau, they haven't been found on the Mendenhall Glacier...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2011-12-09/winter-life-underfoot
Outdoors
Photos: Alaska by kayak

...challenge, which they started June 15, the group is kayaking 1,000 in 30 days from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Muir Glacier. The team are raising money for the Muscular Help Foundation. To make a donation, visit www.big5kayakchallenge...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071209/nei_462411513.shtml
Accumulated fragments: The patron saint of American wilderness

...way down the coast, after examining the front of Geike Glacier, they obtained their first view of what is now called Muir Glacier, the stormy weather having hidden it when they first entered the bay. Winter had come and the freezing of the fjords...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-10-14/accumulated-fragments-patron-saint-
Neighbors | 100 Anniversary
Tracking the lives of glaciers

...ship's captain, said that in the early 1970s when the Muir Glacier was active, icebergs as big as moderate-sized houses...Lawson's team found wood near the present margin of Muir Glacier dating to nearly 9,000 years ago. Stumps still rooted...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012101/Ins_Glaciers.html
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...ship's captain, said that in the early 1970s when the Muir Glacier was active, icebergs as big as moderate-sized houses...Lawson's team found wood near the present margin of Muir Glacier dating to nearly 9,000 years ago. Stumps still rooted...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012101/Ins_Glaciers.shtml
Souvenir spoons reveal many stories of Alaska

...history. The spoons were made of copper, silver or gold. Some spoons were engraved with pictures of steamships with Muir Glacier and Glacier Bay in the background in the bowls. Some spoons had pictures of gold miners and words such as "Struck...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021605/loc_20050216004.shtml
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