Caption: Images of Alaska's Muir Glacier
in 1941 and 2004
Kayaking the Inside Passage; a paddling guide from Olympia, Washington to Muir Glacier
Farther north, Muir Glacier
in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (right) shrank dramatically in just 15 years.
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.