"Ice fall." Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Things to Do Tip by K.Knight

  A serac hits the water.
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  • A serac hits the water. - Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
      A serac hits the water.
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  • The death of a serac. - Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
      The death of a serac.
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As I mentioned earlier, the sudden and dramatic collapse of these large seracs, without warning, and the resulting enormous splash and accompanying ?booms? as they hit the water, is one of the many attractions that bring the cruise ships to this destination.

We were standing on the deck of the Sea Princess for approx 45 minutes before our first large serac decided to depart the safety of the glacier and take the final step in its life. A huge crack heralded the event, the falling ice caught my eye and the thunderous snap as the ice hit the water confirmed the event!

What an amazing day!

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  • Written Apr 23, 2011
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