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updated - 5/3/2005


alaska wildlife ecology is a heuristic semiosis of animal signIn order to reach the diverse constituency that rely upon and appreciate nature in Southeast Alaska we employ multi-media documentation tools. Creating and sharing GIS maps, field pictures, video, and audio through publications, the internet, public presentations, and agency meetings are indispensable steps in our cooperative stewardship efforts.


Ursus Arctos


watch here for a slideshowUse the drop-down pictures menu above to navigate to the thumbnail collections. The image archives are organized by project and then by year. We have also put together a select group. The quality of our images varies tremendously because they are often for documentary/educational purposes and are not meant solely for visual aesthetics.

All images are © of SEAWEAD but feel free to download them for your own use. We ask only that you credit our organization if you use them in publication. if you would like help finding images of a particular subject or would like higher resolutions.

Bufo Boreas



Whale and vessel use overlap near Point Adolphus Brown bear and sport-fishing use overlap at Mud Bay Resource values and their relationship to perennial bear sign...

Whale and vessel use overlap near Point Adolphus

Brown bear and sport-fishing use overlap at Mud Bay

Resource values and their relationship to perennial bear sign...

Much of the success of our organization depends on our ability to clearly communicate findings from our research. We rely heavily on Arcview GIS software to share our study results. Creating maps and sharing them with the public through the internet, symposiums, agency meetings, and public presentations are indispensable steps to accomplishing our mission.

Use the drop down menu above to see examples of our GIS maps.

Our organization's GIS capabilities would not be possible without generous support from ESRI and their conservation program.

video & sounds



Acoustic sampling from kayak.
(Rollover for whales)
rollover for whales
We have only a few works in progress for you to check out at this time. The first one is a short video of a disturbed brown bear in Mud Bay back in 2001. The second is a shot of a brown bear responding to a helicopter in Mud Bay. The third is a brown bear video that was taken in the summer of 02 at Eva creek. What is noteworthy in comparing these three videos is that they provide a VERY basic picture of the bear habituation spectrum. The bears in Mud bay were likely unhabituated individuals and responded to people and vessel traffic as you might expect - they ran away. The bear at Eva appears to be at least moderately habituated and allows for close viewing without much sign of stress.

Click the play button on the RealOne or Quicktime players at right and listen to humpback whale sounds that we recorded near Point Adolphus in 2001. If you don't see either of the players you can try clicking here. These vocalizations were made by the "Core Group", an assemblage of 5-15 whales that cooperatively feeds together each year.

More to come!


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