The Trump administration is trying change National Park Service policy to lift Obama-era bans on certain predator hunting practices, including bear baiting, taking wolves during the denning season and shining a spotlight into dens to shoot black bears.
Ringed seals — an Arctic species that typically lives far north of the ice-free Aleutian Islands — are showing up.
Now, scientists are monitoring the unusual visitors to find out why they’re near Unalaska..
Alaska SeaLife Center’s family of octopuses is growing. A giant Pacific octopus, named Gilligan, laid thousands of eggs about a year ago. Less than a hundred hatched this month. Aquarium curator Richard Hocking expects the remaining eggs to hatch by the end of May.