Cold Bay to Unalaska is nearly 200 miles. By plane, it takes about an hour. By kayak, it’s nearly a month.
At 44 years, Festus was the longest-sighted humpback whale recorded in Southeast Alaska.
Biologists know cruise ships are affecting seals but not how much.
The company has been planning this trip for three years. The ship is outfitted with new ice-detecting equipment, including forward-looking sonar and thermal imaging technology.
The Department of Fish and Game and US Fish and Wildlife Service believe moving the north boundary of the Ugashik Commercial fishing district one mile south will offer a buffer zone for walrus hauled out at Cape Greig.
Herring are spawning again after a dam was removed from one of the Hudson River’s tributaries.
Marine mammal stranding experts are again asking for the public’s help in locating a humpback whale caught in some anchor line in Southeast Alaska.
They say the plan to bring in a Louisiana-based company to take over oil spill prevention and response in the Sound risks another spill, 27 years after the Exxon Valdez.
NOAA team is still trying to untangle a whale that was reported caught in an anchor line.
Scientists will be able to sit from the comfort of their office or even in a coffee shop, as some of the data is collected in real time.