Responsible Marine Wildlife Viewing

Responsible Marine Wildlife Viewing

Terry Johnson

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Marine wildlife viewing is good for Alaska's economy, and good for the participants' souls. But is it good for the animals? The answer is yes, if boaters and tide-poolers use care when near the animals. This publication describes laws and guidelines for observing whales, sea lions, walruses, sea otters, coastal birds, and other animals. Charter operators and nature tour leaders will find it a concise source of information that ensures the comfort of marine mammals and other wildlife as customers get thrilling views.

This is volume 2 of the Alaska Seas and Coasts series. To subscribe to Alaska Seas and Coasts, send your mailing address to Alaska Sea Grant publications or call 800-789-0090.

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"Your newsletter provided a good summary of the law as well as helpful tips for successful viewing while minimizing the impact on marine mammals. Well done!"—S.D., Anchorage