By Lynn Readicker-Henderson, Ed Readicker-Henderson
This guidebook bargains insurance of the heritage, tradition, geography and weather of Coastal Alaska and the interior Passage. The publication beneficial properties areas to devour, attractions to determine, in addition to taking a detailed examine locations similar to Ketchikan, the Aleutians, Kodiak, Seldovia and Glacier Bay, Tenakee.
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There are less scrupulous whale-watching tour operators who will take out a dozen small boats, surround a group of whales from a legal distance, and thrill their clients with the whales coming up out of the water – which the whales are doing because they’re seriously pissed off and feeling threatened by the boats. Whales n 17 Feeding When watching the sea, look for the spout, the whale’s breath, which is visible from quite a distance. It looks like a small palm tree of water and, from a distance, is much easier to spot than the body of the whale.
Get the car off the road, and then shut off the engine. Make no sudden moves or sounds. Same thing in a boat – while you don’t have to worry so much about collisions, if you shut the engine off and stay quiet yourself, the animal is more likely to stick around. O. Box 202022, Anchorage, AK 99520. They’ve been fighting the good fight for more than 15 years. & The Alaska Department of Fish and Game produces an excellent brochure, Southeast Alaska: Guidelines for Wildlife Viewing. Its most valuable chapter explains how to tell when you’re too close to an animal and need to back off.
Or better yet, leaping into the water and coming up, soaking wet, shaking itself. Spotting a moose feeding is an equally thrilling experience. Wolves are the hardest to spot, and you should consider yourself lucky if you see one. n Bears Brown Bears Brown bears or grizzlies are rarer and considerably larger than their black cousins. In Southeast, browns are most commonly seen on Admiralty Island, where they considerably outnumber the human population, near Wrangell, and on Baranof, Chichagof, and Kruzof Islands, around Sitka.