The number of northern fur seals in the Bering Sea has dropped by around 70% since the 1970s.
This year, researchers recorded the biggest bloom they’ve ever seen.
Biologist Jessica Crance witnessed both sightings personally, and is among a handful of living people who have seen one of this population of right whales up close since the species was devastated by commercial whaling.
A University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist said that the reason why Western Alaska is getting windier is that it will soon inherit the Aleutian Islands’ storms. In today’s climate, the Aleutian islands are the windiest area in Alaska.
The EPA announced it will resume the process that could result in blocking the proposed Pebble gold mine.
The quickly escalating saga involves hundreds of millions of dollars in fines, a miniature Canadian railway and Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and it stems from the way that one of Alaska’s biggest fishing companies, American Seafoods, is using an exemption in the federal law that typically allows only U.S. ships to move cargo between U.S. ports.
The wreckage of the Saint Patrick is a testament to one of Alaska’s deadliest fishing disasters, and it remains an environmental hazard today.
A long-sought revitalization of a NOAA facility in Ketchikan is officially underway.
Subsistence users across the region are feeling the impacts of the die-off.
We followed retired fisheries biologist Bob Armstrong around Eagle Beach to learn about an interesting phenomenon buried in the sand.