The Supper Sea is a place in the north central Gulf of Alaska known to most humans as “Kenai Fjords.” The human name describes the many long bays carved by the glaciers that once filled the area.
For about 12,000 years, the glaciers have been melting. The melting ice has caused the sea level to rise. Areas of rock carved by ice now hold water. Ocean currents stir nutrients into the water column in the late spring. Fed by the nutrients, the abundance of carbon dioxide and the long days of sunshine, the fjords come alive with phytoplankton, zooplankton and small fish. Each spring whales and seabirds return to the Supper Sea and spend the summer gorging on its bounty.