This female wolf hung around our anchorage for hours. Long enough for us to determine she was female, watch her roll lots of rocks scavenging for food, and tangle with a vicious river otter which she eventually gave up on and let go. She certainly was not afraid of us...
Halibut stocks are declining and there are many regulations to protect them. Our license lets us fish for them early in the year only. Size limitations are complex but we have never kept the large ones anyway. Rules change annually. It is fun and delicious so we take advantage of the availability of halibut when we can, strictly complying with federal regulations.
On the average of once a year, we come across bubble feeding Humpback whales. This is the amazing act of cooperative feeding that Humpbacks undertake to eat schools of small fish. When we see it, it is very often re-occurring as the whales follow the school of fish taking a "bite" every ten or fifteen minutes or so. The guessing game is "where will they come up next?" The anxiety builds as the whales are underwater preparing for the next lunge. Very exciting! Last year the lucky spot was South Chatham.
...are soooo cute (from a distance). Make no mistake, momma is powerful and will protect her infant fiercely. We give her plenty of space. A trip to the Park would not be complete without a viewing of the goats.