The Moose Are Gathering in the Powerline Pass (Pics)

2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Moose Are Gathering in the Powerline Pass For the Annual Rut Season Went hiking up the Powerline Pass trail in Anchorage this morning and thought I'd post a few pictures. I saw 5 bull moose and 2 cows in the valley. Had to walk about 100 yards through a swampy marsh to get the closeup [...]

The Moose Are Gathering in the Powerline Pass (Pics)2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Denali National Park Rainbow

2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Here's a picture I took years ago also known as the "Gay Batman Signal". It's been passed around the internet for years so I thought I'd post it up here. This is not Photoshopped! There was a full rainbow at first, then a thunderstorm rapidly developed over the mountains to the northeast. The storm clouds [...]

Denali National Park Rainbow2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

NOAA-trained team hopeful strategic cut freed an entangled humpback near Tracy Arm

2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

From a NOAA Press release: NOAA-trained team hopeful strategic cut freed an entangled humpback near Tracy Arm NOAA Fisheries marine mammal entanglement experts are hopeful that a humpback whale is free, after a successful operation to cut the anchor line it was stuck in Sunday afternoon near the mouth of Tracy Arm. The humpback had [...]

NOAA-trained team hopeful strategic cut freed an entangled humpback near Tracy Arm2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Discovering A New Dinosaur In Alaska – Pachyrhinosaurus Perotorum

2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Discovering A New Dinosaur In Alaska - Pachyrhinosaurus Perotorum By Ned Rozell There's a new kind of dinosaur out there, and it lived in Alaska. Its bones, long turned to stone, are part of a cliff in northern Alaska. That's where dinosaur-hunter Tony Fiorillo brushed dirt away from a portion of its massive skull - [...]

Discovering A New Dinosaur In Alaska – Pachyrhinosaurus Perotorum2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

NOAA releases new population estimate for endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales

2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

From a NOAA Press Release: June 22, 2017 Marjorie Mooney-Seus Julie Speegle Beluga whales in Cook Inlet. Credit: Chris Garner, U.S. Army JBER NOAA Fisheries released today its biennial population estimate for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale. Scientists determined that the population size is between 279 and 386 animals, with a most likely estimate [...]

NOAA releases new population estimate for endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Tundra Swans Take Two Distinct Paths to Alaska

2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Tundra Swans Take Two Distinct Paths to Alaska By Ned Rozell Skiing to work over a persistent spring snowpack, I looked up to see a large white bird flapping gracefully over the spruce tops. A few gentle honks confirmed it was a tundra swan. After a long winter when all the large birds were black, [...]

Tundra Swans Take Two Distinct Paths to Alaska2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Life Returns to Alaska’s Kasatochi Island After Volcano Eruption

2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Life Returns to Alaska's Kasatochi Island After Volcano Eruption By Ned Rozell Nine years after it erupted, Kasatochi Island is just beginning to resemble its neighbors. Kasatochi is a speck in the middle of the Aleutian chain between Dutch Harbor and Adak, about 75 miles east of the latter. The volcanic island had no modern [...]

Life Returns to Alaska’s Kasatochi Island After Volcano Eruption2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Northern Alaska Lake Trout Living in Mystery

2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

Northern Alaska Lake Trout Living in Mystery By Ned Rozell In early March up on the frozen Arctic Coastal Plain, as the wind sculpts snow into drifts, it’s hard to tell northern lakes from surrounding tundra. But lurking deep beneath that flat white world are toothy predators as long as your arm. In pools 60 [...]

Northern Alaska Lake Trout Living in Mystery2020-03-07T05:11:13-09:00

More tropical nights in Alaska’s future?

2020-03-07T05:11:14-09:00

More tropical nights in Alaska’s future? By Ned Rozell By the end of this century, Alaskans may be enjoying tropical evening breezes for about a week each year. That's an increase from the almost zero such nights we currently savor. But it could happen, according to a graduate student who has tightened the grids of [...]

More tropical nights in Alaska’s future?2020-03-07T05:11:14-09:00

Lack of sea ice near Savoonga, Alaska and Lower 48 weather

2020-03-07T05:11:14-09:00

Lack of sea ice near Savoonga, Alaska and Lower 48 weather By Ned Rozell Last month, villagers in Savoonga landed a bowhead whale. Before 2017, in every January people can remember, sea ice surrounded St. Lawrence Island, locking it in for the winter. Boat-launching and whale-taking were not possible. Now, the disc of ice chunks [...]

Lack of sea ice near Savoonga, Alaska and Lower 48 weather2020-03-07T05:11:14-09:00