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Pavlof Harbor

Prime Time for Alaskan Bear Viewing
During the salmon run in southeastern Alaska (typically starting in early July), the region’s rivers swarm with pink salmon converging to spawn in the very riverbeds where they once hatched. Since grizzlies are among the predators that gather to take advantage of the abundant fish, travelers touring the various islands, bays and fjords around Chatham Strait and Pavlof Harbor are often treated to the sight of huge, shaggy bears wading from riverbanks to pounce on their prey.

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