Prince William Sound

Prince William Sound is a seemingly pristine marine and coastal wilderness that upon close investigation reveals dramatic evidence of environmental change and recovery. The third annual Prince William Sound Expedition set out to continue documentation of the lingering impacts of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill combined with other human impacts and environmental change, and efforts to prevent future environmental tragedies. Traveling for 8 days between Whittier and Valdez, they also caught their own food, kayaked and hiked, and explored tidewater glaciers. Although they all came from Alaska—Cordova, Valdez, Whittier, and Anchorage—for many of them it was their first time seeing glaciers and marine wildlife—the experience of a lifetime!

The 2010 Prince William Sound Expedition