Category Archives: marine

Sea Otters (and Herring?)

Over the past couple of decades or more, sea otters numbers have increased dramatically in Sitka Sound. When I was growing up, I don’t remember seeing any sea otters until probably the early or mid-90s, and that was up close … Continue reading

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Herring – spawning, fishing, weather, and catch

This entry is part 63 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

This entry is part 63 of 133 in the series 2011 PhotojournalHerring spawning was taking place at Sage Beach. Connor joined the gulls in trying to take advantage of the opportunity, and managed to come home with several fish.

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March is Moving On

Somehow most of a month has slipped by with very limited posting, despite my intentions to keep up with nearly daily posts. I’ve started to fill in some of the missing days with photojournal entries (see side bar for recent … Continue reading

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Sea Mart Sea Otter

Early in January I noticed a Sea Otter feeding in the kelp patch right off the Sea Mart Parking lot. The juvenile gull pictured here followed it around pretty closely, presumably hoping to grab a scrap or two from what … Continue reading

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Sunset Trip to the Beach

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series 2009 Photojournal

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series 2009 PhotojournalThe kids and I took a walk down to the beach around sunset.

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Can Harbor Seals Smell Danger?

Back on the first of October, I mentioned seeing interesting Harbor Seal behavior while at Totem Park. The photo above shows three of the 5 seals I saw in the same confined area while at the park that day. Though … Continue reading

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