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The Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center

THE ISLANDS & OCEAN VISITOR CENTER Photo, Cooper Landing, Alaska

In Homer, we stopped and visited the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The Center is sponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. Our visit began with a wonderful film about the research being done to protect Alaska's wildlife on remote Alaskan islands. They use a supply ship to transport researchers to their various destinations, and to resupply them with needed provisions. A lot of important research projects are underway. We next visited the displays within the Center and learned a lot about the work being done to protect and enhance Alaska's wildlife. For visitors who have a whole day at the Center, there are guided estuary or birding walks, and visits to tide pools with a naturalist. The admission at the Center is free of charge and the visit is well worth your time.

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