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Whale collision with Kennicott under investigation

NOAA law enforcement officials are currently investigating a collision between the state ferry Kennicott and a humpback whale near Kodiak.

Southwest, Southeast Alaska face highest risks from ocean acidification

Southwest, Southeast Alaska face highest risks from ocean acidificationCoastal communities in Alaska that depend on fisheries were warned Tuesday to prepare for the impacts of ocean acidification.

Research team sets out for Islands of the Four Mountains

Research team sets out for Islands of the Four MountainsA group of researchers left Unalaska this past weekend for a remote part of the central Aleutians: the Islands of the Four Mountains.

Planning underway for Mendenhall Glacier visitor improvements

Planning underway for Mendenhall Glacier visitor improvementsProposed changes could highlight link between greenhouse gas emissions and retreating glacier at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Are Southeast Alaska’s recent earthquakes connected?

Are Southeast Alaska’s recent earthquakes connected?State Seismologist Michael West with the Alaska Earthquake Information Center says it’s unclear if the seismic events are related

Watch the sockeye come up Steep Creek

Watch the sockeye come up Steep CreekU.S. Forest Service fish cam near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is back online

POW bat tests positive for rabies, prompts warning

POW bat tests positive for rabies, prompts warningA bat infected with rabies was found earlier this month on Prince of Wales Island.

Earthquake rattles Yakutat; felt in Whitehorse; No damage reported

Earthquake rattles Yakutat; felt in Whitehorse; No damage reportedA strong earthquake near the Canadian border rattled portions of Southern Alaska and the Yukon Territory just before 4 yesterday morning.

Tracking salmon to their birth streams

Tracking salmon to their birth streamsIn research for his college degree, Sean Brennan used strontium's unique qualities to track salmon in an Alaska river.

Arctic climate researchers zoom in on plankton

Arctic climate researchers zoom in on planktonThey’re not recognizable like polar bears or whales. But phytoplankton are a key part of life in the Arctic -- and now, they're at the center of a new research effort to predict how the region will respond to climate change.