Bald Eagles, Porpoises, Sea Lions, and Seals: Seward

Meravigliosa was the first word that came to mind as I pulled into Seward, Mile 0 on the Seward Highway:

On Monday I spent three marvelous hours kayaking past the above-mentioned animals in Resurrection Bay, and then visited the Alaska Sealife Center, the state’s only aquarium. It is a truly remarkable facility and I learned much about life in the Bering Sea. The center also runs a Rescue and Rehabilitation Program for stranded marine mammals and birds. I pored through its logbooks profiling seals, sea lions, and otters, and was intrigued by the number of baby seals that suffer fatal neurological disorders from bald eagles pecking their heads while they are stranded on the beach! I even read about a little rescued sea otter named Jasper (like our beloved mini poodle) who now lives permanently at the Minnesota Zoo.

View from my kayak!

View from my kayak!

Stunning!

Stunning!

Midday fog rolling in...

Midday fog rolling in...

Gorgeous mountain layers

Gorgeous mountain layers

Male King Eider in the Alaska Sealife Center aviary

Male King Eider in the Alaska Sealife Center aviary

Kenai Lae campsite

Kenai Lake campsite

"Sunset" over Kenai Lake

"Sunset" over Kenai Lake

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