Alaska Sea Life Center (Seward)

The Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward opened in 1998, funded in part by money from the Exxon Valdez oil spill settlement. It is a research and rehabilitation facility as well as a tourist attraction.

View across the fjord.



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Sea stars

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Other animals

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Marine mammals:

Stellar sea lion harbor seal

Sea birds:

Horned puffins, Fratercula corniculata

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Tufted puffins, Fratercula cirrhata

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Tufted puffins attacking a king crab

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King eiders, Somateria spectabilis

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Harlequin duck, Histrionicus histrionicus

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Common Murre, Uria aalge


Rhinoceros auklet, Cerorhinca monocerata

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Black Guillemot, Cepphus Grylle


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