An adult Arctic tern flies near Photo Point near Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The birds form colonies near the center from April to August. (Courtesy Photo | Gwen Baluss)

An adult Arctic tern flies near Photo Point near Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The birds form colonies near the center from April to August. (Courtesy Photo | Gwen Baluss)

Arctic terns at Mendenhall seem to be decreasing in numbers

Local and global numbers of Arctic terns suspected to be dwindling

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