Mother with Newborn
We carefully skiffed past this mother and newborn harbor seal in Tracy Arm. We didn’t want to disturb them on our way to South Sawyer glacier. Harbor seals use ice calved from glaciers to give birth to their young and to protect the newborns from land predators such as bears and wolves.
To learn more about the ecology of southeast Alaska join us when we have our guest naturalist, Josh McInnes on board for Ecology of Southeast Alaska where we learn more about seals, whales, and marine life.