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Bear traces at river bank, Copper River Delta, Alaska

Bear traces at river bank, Copper River Delta, Alaska

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Uploaded 19 Jan 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013
From collection: Arctic Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Copper River rises out of the Copper Glacier, which lies on the northeast side of Mount Wrangell, in the Wrangell Mountains, within Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park. Brown Bears benefit from the river's famous salmon runs arising from the use of the river watershed by over 2 million salmon each year for spawning. The Copper River Delta, which extends for 2,800 km2 is considered the largest contiguous wetlands - partly tidal flats - along the Pacific coast of North America. It is used ...
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