In addition to its scenic value, the spectacularly rugged Pacific coast with its cliffs, bays, fjords, and streams support a diversity of fish and wildlife resources. These include nesting bald eagles, at least eight nesting species of seabirds, including puffins, cormorants, kittiwakes, and guillemots, and wintering waterfowl such as emperor geese, harlequin ducks, and the threatened Steller’s eider. All five species of Pacific salmon spawn in these coastal drainages including the commercially significant sockeye run into the Chignik system. Harbor seals, sea otters, and Steller sea lions of the threatened western population haul out along the coast, and local residents report that gray whales enter the refuge boundary in spring to forage in Chignik Lagoon. Brown bear forage in coastal sedge meadows in spring and in coastal drainages for spawning salmon in summer and fall. More than a thousand caribou summer in the coastal drainages and mountains of the Pacific coast of the Ugashik Unit, and moose are common, as well. The frequent fog, rain, and wind contribute to the beauty of the coast. On clear days when glacier-covered volcanoes rise above the rocky coast, it is spectacular.