The 120-foot research vessel Tiglax is sailing up to Cape Thompson for the first time in more than 20 years to look at seabird populations. Like it’s namesake the Aleut word for eagle, it covers vast stretches of Alaska, visiting refuges from Safety Sound and Topkok to Sitka Sound, from Cape Lisburne to the Pribilof Islands.
Canada-based web developer Victor Temprano created a web-based app that can help educate people about Native peoples and their historical lands. He said he wanted to do his part to right what he considers wrongs and injustices experienced by indigenous tribes.
Southeast tribes are joining in research efforts to monitor ocean acidification in the waters closest to shore. This coincides with data coming in from a ferry that for the past six months has been taking measurements along its regular route from Bellingham, Washington, to Juneau.