What if you could trace your family to a single man who lived over ten millenia ago? It’s a mind-boggling concept that Southeast Alaskan Natives may one day have a chance to contemplate. Scientists recently took advantage of one of the largest gatherings of Southeast Natives to collect DNA samples from volunteers. They want to learn more about how Southeast Alaska Natives relate to other Native Americans and maybe establish a link to one of the oldest remains ever found in Alaska. Matt Miller has the story.
- The Department of Fish and Game will pull the north line of the Ugashik District back away from the haulout site again, Salomone said, the same as last year. The exact coordinates will be published with the first announcement from Fish and Game about June 1.
- The Navy will scan Kodiak and Unalaska waters for World War II-era munitions using underwater drones next month, as part of an ongoing effort to eventually remove the explosives. What could happen and whether the historic weapons would detonate is unclear.
- Whales might be the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been so huge. Researchers say the ocean giants only became enormous fairly recently, and over a short period of time.
- Typical criminal cases go to local district attorneys for consideration. The head of the Office of Special Prosecutions wouldn't elaborate on why this case was in his office.