South Marble Island in Glacier Bay, Alaska, is a Wildlife Habitat

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south marble island wildlife

For $7.2 million, Russia sold Alaska in 1867 to the United States -- about what it would cost to buy an oceanfront home in Malibu these days. Of course, the question in my mind is how did Russia come to own Alaska when Alaska was settled by native peoples who still live there today, but I imagine it was more along the lines of a promise to stop beating up on people, raping women and stripping the oceans of otters, leaving all of that stuff to Americans to carry on.

stellar seals

South Marble Island in Glacier Bay is home to many forms of wildlife, including these Steller sea lions. When I first heard the visiting park ranger aboard the Alaskan Dream talk about Steller sea lions, I thought he was saying they were stunning and remarkable, which of course, they are. That big one in the middle, he made enough noise for all of them.

tufted puffin south marble island glacier bay

Nothing is cuter than the dickens than a tufted puffin. See that blond hair brushed back just like the Fonz copied Elvis? Hey . . .

gulls on south marble island

There are hundreds if not thousands of various types of sea gulls who call South Marble Island home.

cormorant south marble island

The cormorants fly low to the water, probably searching for fish. They can maintain this height of six inches or so off the waves.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Comments (2)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Stunning and beautiful at the same time what a combination.  Gotta love it

Sep 09, 2013 07:20 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

These photos are making me want to go back to Alaska's inner passage again.  

Sep 10, 2013 05:33 AM