Muir Glacier


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Muir Glacier:

see Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveGlacier Bay National Park and Preserve,
SE Alaska, near Juneau. The park (3,224,840 acres/1,305,603 hectares) and the preserve (58,406 acres/23,646 hectares) were established in 1925 as a national monument and in 1980 designated a national park and preserve.
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Muir Glacier

a glacier in SE Alaska, in the St Elias Mountains, flowing southeast from Mount Fairweather. Area: about 900 sq. km (350 sq. miles)
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Caption: Images of Alaska's Muir Glacier in 1941 and 2004
Kayaking the Inside Passage; a paddling guide from Olympia, Washington to Muir Glacier, Alaska.
At site 2, next to Muir Glacier, we fished during daylight hours from 1730 to 1930 h.
Prior to sunset juvenile and adult mesopelagic fishes were found at depths of 10 to 15 m near Muir Glacier in Glacier Bay, Alaska.
These 10 areas are distributed more or less evenly between the 18th century terminal moraine and the tidewater terminus of Muir Glacier and met the following criteria: Each was within 2 km of tidewater and [is less than] 110 m above sea level; the soil parent material of each was glacial till with minor areas of fluvial deposits; and each was a level surface (slope angle [is less than] 10 [degrees]) without major areas of exposed bedrock or continuously saturated soil.
From its southern end at Muir Point to its northern extreme at Muir Glacier, a distance of about 30 miles, Muir Inlet is a living laboratory of glacial recession and primary plant succession where communities of plants colonize the new earth and build habitat for moose, bears, wolves, and many smaller critters.