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After glacial retreat, not much is left where the glacier once was. A pile of rock and gravel is all that remains. However, eventually plants are able to prevail and establish, all thanks to the mosses and lichens that are the first colonists of recently deglaciated environments. Mosses and lichens are able to break down the rocky till that is left behind by the glacier, creating a thin soil where the first plants begin their growth eventually becoming the rich, biodiverse forests that populate Kenai Fjords. ... See MoreSee Less

After glacial retreat, not much is left where the glacier once was.  A pile of rock and gravel is all that remains.  However, eventually plants are able to prevail and establish, all thanks to the mosses and lichens that are the first colonists of recently deglaciated environments.  Mosses and lichens are able to break down the rocky till that is left behind by the glacier, creating a thin soil where the first plants begin their growth eventually becoming the rich, biodiverse forests that populate Kenai Fjords.Image attachment

 

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ANOTHER GIFT FROM GOD

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One bag at a time! Kenai Fjords is working to rid its beaches of marine debris (trash washed up from the ocean). Just last week a team hauled plastic bottles, Styrofoam, fishing gear and etc. off remote Bulldog Beach. One beach down…..! #ScienceSaturday

Phytoplankton undergo a great spring bloom each year between April and June. This quiet little revolution beneath the ocean’s surface kick starts the feeding frenzy that lures so many marine animals, like these humpback whales to Kenai Fjords every year. #KenaiFjords #ParkScience

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