Japanese Submarines on Kiska Island in Alaska

2020-03-07T05:11:16-09:00

Japanese Submarines on Kiska Island in Alaska By Ned Rozell On a damp island far out in the Aleutian chain, a secret weapon of Japan's World War II Navy sinks into the sod. A Type-A midget submarine the shape of a killer whale was one of six the Japanese carried to Kiska Island in 1942. [...]

Japanese Submarines on Kiska Island in Alaska2020-03-07T05:11:16-09:00

Scientists conduct full necropsy in quest to determine what killed killer whale

2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

Scientists conduct full necropsy in quest to determine what killed killer whale From a NOAA press release: A collaborative team of scientists is investigating what caused the death of a female killer whale found on a beach in Portage Bay, Kupreanof Island, northwest of Petersburg. The team was able to reach the 17.4 foot long [...]

Scientists conduct full necropsy in quest to determine what killed killer whale2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

Wood Bison Settling Home in Shageluk, Alaska

2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

Wood bison settling home in Shageluk, Alaska By Ned Rozell These nights, Tom Seaton is dreaming less about red-brown, steaming, humpbacked hulks. He's also getting more sleep, knowing dozens of wood bison that galloped to freedom behind his snowmachine last spring are wandering new country, munching grass and having babies. So far so good in [...]

Wood Bison Settling Home in Shageluk, Alaska2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

Alaska alders go their own way in autumn

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Alaska alders go their own way in autumn By Ned Rozell: With every autumn breath we take, Alaska brightens with yellows, reds and oranges of plants recovering what they can from tired solar panels. But one shrubby tree does not join the party. Alders remain a stubborn green. Many won't drop their leaves until long [...]

Alaska alders go their own way in autumn2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

Spillways Of An Ancient Alaska Lake

2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

Spillways Of An Ancient Alaska Lake By Ned Rozell Many years ago, geologists stood on the bank of the Copper River and watched Childs Glacier thunder icebergs straight into the river. Using a little imagination, one researcher remarked how an advance of the glacier could seal off the big river. He envisioned a process that [...]

Spillways Of An Ancient Alaska Lake2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

Deaths of large whales in Gulf of Alaska an unusual mortality event – NOAA

2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

Deaths of large whales in Gulf of Alaska an unusual mortality event - NOAA Via NOAA press release NOAA is declaring the recent deaths of 30 large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska an "unusual mortality event," triggering a focused, expert investigation into the cause. An unusual mortality event is a stranding event that [...]

Deaths of large whales in Gulf of Alaska an unusual mortality event – NOAA2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

A float down Alaska’s Tanana River

2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

A float down Alaska's Tanana River By Ned Rozell This is not Henry Allen's Tanana River. Nor is it the Trail River of people living here thousands of years before the nineteenth-century government explorer struggled his way down the Tanana. But it seems close. I'm on a family trip down the wide brown river, starting [...]

A float down Alaska’s Tanana River2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

NOAA Fisheries rescue harbor seal pup near Juneau

2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

NOAA Fisheries rescue harbor seal pup near Juneau Alaska: Juneau, AK — An orphaned harbor seal pup is in stable condition at the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) in Seward, after being picked up from a Douglas Island beach earlier this week. When NOAA Fisheries marine mammal experts received a call late Monday morning from two [...]

NOAA Fisheries rescue harbor seal pup near Juneau2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

Ancient Northern Pike Found in Alaska Lake Mud

2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

Ancient Northern Pike Found in Alaska Lake Mud By Ned Rozell While slicing a cylinder of mud he pulled from an Interior Alaska lake, Matthew Wooller ran into a snag. The wire he was using to cut the mud stopped when it hit something solid. He grabbed a knife, carved around the obstruction, and made [...]

Ancient Northern Pike Found in Alaska Lake Mud2020-03-07T05:11:17-09:00

Water Fountains in the Tundra

2020-03-07T05:11:18-09:00

Water Fountains in the Tundra By Ned Rozell While tightroping on tussock heads in a bog off the Chandalar River, two companions and I heard a waterfall. Strange. Looking through binoculars, we saw a knee-high fountain of clear water in the tundra. The flow was as thick as your leg. We squished over to investigate. [...]

Water Fountains in the Tundra2020-03-07T05:11:18-09:00