In the southern region of Alaska you will find the Glacier Bay National Park, regarded as one of the finest of all the national parks. Join us in exploring this wonderland of glaciers, snow-topped mountains and beaches by taking this quiz.
Where is the Glacier Bay National Park situated?
How big is this park?
When was the park established?
Why is it considered a living laboratory?
Scientists can study the bear in its native habitat.
Scientists can study the retreat of glaciers.
Scientists can study diverse varieties of marine life.
Why is this area so special?
greatest glacial mass in the world
oldest known glacier
fastest moving glacier
How do you get into the park?
Why is this park considered one of the "crown jewels" of the national park system?
variety of giant marine mammals
diverse natural habitats
How many tidewater glaciers are there?
What is the largest marine mammal in the waters of the park?
How many species of birds are found in the park?
What kind of fish frequent the area?
What is the main diet of the humpback whales?
Why do the harbor seals give birth to their pups on the icebergs?
Te icebergs are more stable than the banks of the bay.
They prefer the isolation from other seals.
They offer shelter from wolves and bears.
How tall is Mount Fairweather?
How did Mount Fairweather get its name?
It was named for the only kind of weather in which you can see the peak.
It was named for explorer who discovered the area.
It is from the Eskimo term for a tall mountain.
Where can you photograph a magnificent view of land meeting sea at dawn?
the West Arm
Blue Mouse Cove
What can happen after the retreat of a glacier?
Where there is ice you could have grass.
New lakes are formed.
Iceberg are created.
How were the glaciers formed?
Earthquakes split the walls of ice that began to slide downwards.
Icebergs fused together to form glaciers.
More snow fell than melted.
What do you have in the southern end of the bay from where the glaciers first departed?
series of small islands
rain forest of spruce and hemlock
inlets or small bays in the bay
What is the name given by the Tlingit Indians to the sound of the huge chunks of ice breaking away from the moving glacier?