Salmon nose deep into Alaska ecosystems

2020-03-07T05:11:26-09:00

Salmon nose deep into Alaska ecosystems By Ned Rozell During a good year in Bristol Bay, a surge of more than 100 million pounds of sockeye salmon fights its way upstream, spawns, and dies. In Bristol Bay and elsewhere in Alaska, this incredible pulse of salmon carcasses enriches streams and rivers and makes young fish [...]

Salmon nose deep into Alaska ecosystems2020-03-07T05:11:26-09:00

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

2020-03-07T05:11:27-09:00

Journey into the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes By Ned Rozell One hundred years after the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes is still a moonscape of ash and volcanic rock, without a tree or shrub in sight. The valley, located on the Alaska Peninsula where the Aleutians [...]

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes2020-03-07T05:11:27-09:00

Alaska Blackfish In A World Of Its Own

2020-03-07T05:11:27-09:00

Alaska Blackfish In A World Of Its Own By Ned Rozell Imagine a shallow lake north of Hughes, in the cold heart of Alaska. In frigid, sluggish water, dim blue light penetrates two feet of ice. The ice has a quarter-size hole, maintained by a stream of methane bubbles. Every few minutes, a brutish little [...]

Alaska Blackfish In A World Of Its Own2020-03-07T05:11:27-09:00

Mastodons long gone from the north

2020-03-07T05:11:27-09:00

Mastodons long gone from the north By Ned Rozell A long, long time ago, a hairy elephant stomped the northland, wrecking trees and shrubs as it swallowed twigs, leaves and bark. These mastodons left a few scattered teeth and bones in Alaska and the Yukon, reminders of an immense mammal that lived as far south [...]

Mastodons long gone from the north2020-03-07T05:11:27-09:00