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Rudyerd Bay Brown Bear
Photo By Kevin Anderson


July 18, 2006

Ketchikan, Alaska - On the eastern side of Revillagigedo Island is Behm Canal, a deep, long waterway of the northeastern Pacific Ocean, which leads to the heart of the Misty Fiords National Monument. Picturesque areas such Rudyerd Bay, where this brown bear was photographed Sunday by Kevin Anderson, are surrounded by rock walls jutting 3,000 feet above the ocean.

jpg Rudyerd Bay Brown Bear

Rudyerd Bay Brown Bear
Kevin Anderson©2006

The spectacular landscape at Misty Fiords National Monument was created by thousands of years of glaciation and other earth processes. The unique features of Misty Fiords were created by volcanoes, moving snow, moving ice, and wave action.

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, technically, brown and grizzly bears are classified as the same species, Ursus arctos. Alaska contains over 98 percent of the United States population of brown bears, and more than 70 percent of the North American population.


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ADF&G Wildlife Notebook Series: Brown Bear


A Long Day's Journey into Behm Canal By DAVE KIFFER - It takes a special event to get nearly 400 Ketchikan residents out of bed and standing in line at 7 in the morning.

But the chance to see a part of the area that most Ketchikan residents rarely see spurred several hundred mostly locals to board the state ferry Malaspina for a 12 hour trip around Revillagigedo Island on Friday. - More...
April 25, 2006

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