Doctor Andrew Trites of the North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium talks about their second killer whale survey that’s now underway and runs through March 7. Trites says they want help from fishermen, recreational boaters, and charter operators to track and document the activity of killer whales in Alaska.Related Link: Killer whale survey
- Southcentral Alaska has seen an increase in wasp activity this year. Mild winters are good for overwintering queens, and more queens means more nests come springtime.
- A Canadian company conducting exploration for a potential mine about 35 miles north of Haines was recently granted permission to grow its project.
- Juneau's first state-certified commercial cannabis farm is up and running with plans to start selling their products as soon as October.
- The Crystal Serenity is carrying 980 passengers on a 32-day journey from Anchorage to New York City. The cruise ship is the largest ever to navigate the Northwest Passage, a voyage of many other firsts for Crystal Cruises, according to captain Birger Vorland.