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Thalattosaur fossil discovered near Kake may be a new species

Thalattosaur fossil discovered near Kake may be a new species

The fossil of a Thalattosaur discovered near Kake two years ago is a complete specimen, the first to be found in the western hemisphere. Scientists speculate it could be a new species of the prehistoric marine reptile.

AVTEC will offer nation’s first ice navigation course

AVTEC will offer nation’s first ice navigation course

In 2016, new International Marine Organization certification standards will kick in for Arctic ship operators.

Voyager Has Left The Solar System (This Time For Real!)

Voyager Has Left The Solar System (This Time For Real!)

Yes, the planetary probe Voyager 1, launched in the era of Jimmy Carter and bell-bottoms, has finally left the room, so to speak, years after completing its primary mission.

You May Not Want To Look: Blobfish Named ‘Ugliest Animal’

You May Not Want To Look: Blobfish Named ‘Ugliest Animal’

At first glance, we thought it was a Star Wars character. But, no, the blobfish is a real creature that bobs around in the waters off Australia.

Denali loses a few feet, remains North America’s tallest peak

Denali loses a few feet, remains North America’s tallest peak

The tallest peak in North America is not as tall as previously thought. Denali was measured at 20,237 feet – 83 feet shorter than maps indicate today.

Hundreds of aftershocks rock Aleutian Chain

Hundreds of aftershocks rock Aleutian Chain

Hundreds of aftershocks are rattling the Aleutian Chain following a 7.0 earthquake near Adak on Friday.

U.S. ‘Space Fence’ Radar System Goes Silent, After 50 Years

U.S. ‘Space Fence’ Radar System Goes Silent, After 50 Years

The Space Fence is the radar system that tracks thousands of objects orbiting Earth.

Are We Martians? Scientist Says We Just Might Be

Are We Martians? Scientist Says We Just Might Be

As Adam Frank has said over on the 13.7 blog, “Earth and Mars have been swapping spit (astrobiologically speaking) for eons … [and] it is entirely possible we were Earth’s first alien invasion.”

Earthquake jolts Aleutian Chain

No injuries or damage reported yet, and no tsunami expected from Friday morning’s 7.0 magnitude temblor

NOAA reviewing ESA protections for humpback whales

NOAA reviewing ESA protections for humpback whales

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will initiate an in-depth review into whether the North Pacific humpback still needs protection under the Endangered Species Act.