Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park:
Background Information

Mission Plan

Mission Plan

From March 17-30, 2016, a University of Maine-led team will conduct the first-ever deepwater exploration of Glacier Bay National Park (GBNP) using both diver-based surveys and a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

Bioluminescence

Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park is a unique and dynamic ecosystem, covering 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and deep-sheltered fjords.

Deepwater Emergence of Corals in Glacier Bay National Park

Deepwater Emergence of Corals in Glacier Bay National Park

Southeastern Alaska is one of the great fjord regions of the world. Fjords are glacially carved, narrow, and deep U-shaped channels with high cliffs and deep basins, making for dramatic scenery for those who visit by land or sea. Below the water’s surface lie other wonders, including ecologically unique and diverse communities. 

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