ANCHORAGE — Whale watchers in Southeast Alaska recently got the surprise of a lifetime.
In a video provided to KTUU, the whale watchers waited patiently to catch a glimpse of humpback whales off the coast of Pleasant Island.
Out of the blue, a large humpback whale breaches the water right in front of the tour boat.
Despite getting soaked, the whale watchers were all happy to have survived.
- The featured ingredient in these new gluten-free “protein noodles” might surprise you: It’s pollock, the unassuming whitefish caught by the millions in the Bering Sea off Alaska’s coast.
- It’s going to be a busy year for Donlin Gold. The company is gearing up for another round of geotechnical drilling — its first in two years.
- The deadline is May 3 for the public to submit suggestions for the most cost-effective way to dispose of the Lumberman. The tugboat is anchored on state tidelands across from Egan Drive.
- American Rivers, a national advocacy group opposed to mining and energy development in wilderness areas, says the two Southeast Alaska rivers are "at a crossroads."