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Rare Ribbon Seal sighted in Prince William Sound

Rare Ribbon Seal sighted in Prince William SoundFederal wildlife technicians got a rare treat in Prince William Sound yesterday when they spotted a ribbon seal hauled out on the ice.

Alaska Marine Advisory Program tracks the effectiveness of whale pingers

Alaska Marine Advisory Program tracks the effectiveness of whale pingersIn Alaska whale pingers are used to deter whales from running into purse seines and gill nets.

Air Force delays scrapping HAARP; UAF seeks takeover deal

Air Force delays scrapping HAARP; UAF seeks takeover dealThe Air Force has agreed to delay its plans to demolish the $300 million HAARP research facility near Glennallen.

Historic quake disrupts life, habitat in Aleutians

Historic quake disrupts life, habitat in AleutiansAt a magnitude 7.9, the deep-sea earthquake that struck on June 23 was the most powerful to hit the Western Aleutians in 50 years.

National Geographic remaps melting Arctic

National Geographic remaps melting ArcticArctic sea ice is rapidly shrinking, but National Geographic is only on its ninth edition of its Atlas of the World since 1963.

Lacking sea ice, seal pups populate Nome beaches

Lacking sea ice, seal pups populate Nome beachesSea ice broke up earlier this spring following a warm winter, and without ice to sunbathe on, the seal pups have been heading to the beaches.

Public comment begins for sea lion protections

Public comment begins for sea lion protectionsNOAA is opening public comment on a plan to relax Steller sea lion protections and allow more commercial fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.

Why do two major Alaska rivers flow north?

Why do two major Alaska rivers flow north?Alaska’s landscape has an unusual feature that allows us to enjoy cheap bananas in the Interior and other things that make life possible in the subarctic.

NOAA considers state’s petition to remove humpbacks from endangered list

NOAA considers state’s petition to remove humpbacks from endangered listThe state’s petition argues the threat of extinction for the North Pacific humpback whale is gone

Conservation groups seek protection for yellow cedar trees

Conservation groups seek protection for yellow cedar treesConservation groups are asking for endangered species protection for yellow cedar trees in Alaska.