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he bright, green color of lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria) is an indication that it is saturated with water. This lichen was photographed near the abandoned fox farm in the Beardslee Islands of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The presence of lungwort is an indicator of a rich, healthy ecosystem. Lungwort is sensitive to air pollution.
Glacier Bay National Park is located in southeast Alaska. The park is also an important marine wilderness area known for its spectacular tidewater glaciers, icefields, and tall coastal mountains. The park, a popular destination for cruise ships, is also known for its sea kayaking and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Glacier Bay National Park is home to humpback whales which feed in the park's protected waters during the summer, both black and grizzly bears, moose, wolves, sea otters, harbor seals, steller's sea lions, and numerous species of sea birds.
The dynamically changing park, known for its large, contiguous, intact ecosystems, is a United Nations biosphere reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- © John L. Dengler
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