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Tips for Whale Watching in Alaska

By Natalie Grant, USA, February 2013

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The Alaskan coastline is a prime spot for whale watching—glaciers, a high volume of wildlife of all kinds, and an abundance of outdoor activities make the state one of the most scenic locations on the continent for this type of activity. Whale watching season is roughly April through September (after they migrate up from Mexico). Here are some tips for catching sight of one of the world’s most fascinating aquatic creatures.

Know what you’re looking for. Humpback whales, Gray whales, Beluga whales, Minke whales, and Orcas aren’t uncommon here, and lucky for viewers they often travel in pods. Depending on your location, you may also spot a dolphin, seal, bear, or eagle.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Alaska Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Alaska.

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