There are lots of kinds of whales in Alaska. Most of them don't come to Anchorage, but we often see belugas. Belugas are white whales that only get about 15 feet long. They come into Turnagain Arm, which is right next to Anchorage, to hunt salmon and hooligan (that's a small fish the salmon also eat).
Some other kinds of whales in Alaska are killer whales, humpback whales, gray whales and minke whales. Once in awhile killer whales (their real name is orcas) come into Turnagain Arm to hunt beluga whales. When that happens, they might talk about it on the news.
There are only two roads out of Anchorage, the Seward. Highway and the Glenn Highway. Just a few miles south of Anchorage on the Seward Highway is Beluga Point. Sometimes you can see a big pod of beluga whales there in Turnagain Arm. Belugas are white whales which get as big as 15 feet long. They sometimes come right up to the shore, and you can see the babies with their mothers. You can also see Dall sheep on the cliff just beyond Beluga Point. The sheep sometimes come right down on the road. Whenever you see cars stopped or people pointing, they are probably looking at animals. Here is a short story Melissa wrote about seeing whales.
"Stop!!" I cried. "Eeek," went the car.
"Look over there," I said. "Wow," my mom said. "They are beluga whales!"
I told my brother. "Listen," he said.
"They are crying!" I said.
"No, they are talking," he said.