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2008-12-09 14:42:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For Alaska travelers who enjoy the time aboard ship as much as the destination, Holland America Line offers the 14-day Collectors' Voyages and a new 17-day Voyage of the Glaciers CruiseTour. The extended tours tie together two seven-day Gulf of Alaska cruises on different ships with time to venture inland to Anchorage -- a mix of frontier town and modern city -- and experience the cultures and lifestyles of Alaskans. "For many of our travelers, the...

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2008-10-07 08:59:38

Most glaciers in every mountain range and island group in Alaska are experiencing significant retreat, thinning or stagnation, especially glaciers at lower elevations, according to a new book published by the U.S. Geological Survey. In places, these changes began as early as the middle of the 18th century. Although more than 99 percent of Alaska's large glaciers are retreating, a handful, surprisingly, are advancing. The Glaciers of Alaska, authored by USGS research geologist Bruce Molnia,...

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2006-03-29 13:17:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - When large cruise ships get too close to harbor seals, the animals become distressed, according to a new federal study. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report Monday on seal behavior in Disenchantment Bay, a Southeast fjord that cruise ships frequent for a view of the Hubbard Glacier. The study, which was a cooperative effort involving NOAA, the cruise industry and the Yakutat Tlingits, found that when the large ships got closer than...


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