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Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary August 10

Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary August 10

  DHSS today announced 70 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska. 69 are residents in 17 communities: Anchorage (36), Kenai (4), Wasilla (4), Chugiak (3), Eagle River (3),…

AMHS M/V LeConte Crew Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

AMHS M/V LeConte Crew Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

  (JUNEAU, Alaska) – An Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) crew member who recently returned home after working a two-week rotation on the MV LeConte has tested positive…

Coast Guard Aircrew Medevacs 24-Year-Old from Fishing Vessel near Sitka

Coast Guard Aircrew Medevacs 24-Year-Old from Fishing Vessel near Sitka

  KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 24-year-old male off a fishing vessel near Baranof Island in Sitka, Saturday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast…

General News

Mountain View Sexual Assault Suspect Identified and Apprehended

Mountain View Sexual Assault Suspect Identified and Apprehended

  The sexual assault/burglary suspect that the AAnchorage police department sought the public’s assistance in…

Unalakleet Woman Assaults Husband then Escapes Custody, Charged with Assault/Felony Escape

Unalakleet Woman Assaults Husband then Escapes Custody, Charged with  Assault/Felony Escape

  On Saturday, Troopers, while patrolling in Unalakleet, were flagged down by a female on…

Delta Junction Man Dies after Fall into Large Worksite Hole

Delta Junction Man Dies after Fall into Large Worksite Hole

  Delta Junction-based AST reported a heavy equipment accident that resulted in a fatality that…

Three Injured in Sterling Highway Head-On Collision Saturday

Three Injured in Sterling Highway Head-On Collision Saturday

  AST reports that they believe that alcohol was a factor in a serious accident…

Detectives Investigate Death of Woman in Saturday Disturbance

Detectives Investigate Death of Woman in Saturday Disturbance

  Anchorage police report that the State Medical Examiner’s office is looking into and will…

State plans to house Stampede Trail bus at UA Museum

State plans to house Stampede Trail bus at UA Museum

  From the Alaska Department of Natural Resources: The Department of Natural Resources intends to…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

Banana Slugs Ooze over Coastal Alaska

Banana Slugs Ooze over Coastal Alaska

  In this era of limited air travel, my family and I have spent most of our recent months in Fairbanks. Here, we are surrounded by spruce and…

Earthquake Adds Missing Piece to Puzzle

Earthquake Adds Missing Piece to Puzzle

  Late in the evening of July 21, 2020, State Seismologist Michael West heard a text alarm. His phone informed him of a large earthquake beneath the ocean,…

Arctic Ocean Changes Driven by Sub-Arctic Seas

Arctic Ocean Changes Driven by Sub-Arctic Seas

  New research explores how lower-latitude oceans drive complex changes in the Arctic Ocean, pushing the region into a new reality distinct from the 20th-century norm. The University…

Granite Tors Evidence of Ice-Free Alaska

Granite Tors Evidence of Ice-Free Alaska

  As I started hiking a ridgetop during the July 4th weekend, a friend told me to look for the mushroom rock ahead. At first, I thought I…

Fossil Jawbone From Alaska is a Rare Case of a Juvenile Arctic Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur

Fossil Jawbone From Alaska is a Rare Case of a Juvenile Arctic Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur

  This fossil is a clue to the history of how dinosaurs dispersed between continents, showing some dinosaurs likely nested in the far north A small piece of…

News from Alaska SeaGrant

Alaska Sea Grant Efforts Result in Over $8.5 Million in Economic Benefits to Alaska in 2019

Alaska Sea Grant Efforts Result in Over $8.5 Million in Economic Benefits to Alaska in 2019

  Alaska Sea Grant projects and programs produced over $8.5 million in economic benefits to the state last year, as reported to National Sea Grant. These benefits…

Alaska Sea Grant survey reveals challenges to mariculture industry caused by COVID-19 pandemic

Alaska Sea Grant survey reveals challenges to mariculture industry caused by COVID-19 pandemic

  Alaska Sea Grant recently surveyed the Alaska mariculture industry to shed light on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and response on their businesses in February…

At Sea

AMHS M/V LeConte Crew Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

AMHS M/V LeConte Crew Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

  (JUNEAU, Alaska) – An Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) crew member who recently returned home after working a two-week rotation on the MV LeConte has tested…

Coast Guard Aircrew Medevacs 24-Year-Old from Fishing Vessel near Sitka

Coast Guard Aircrew Medevacs 24-Year-Old from Fishing Vessel near Sitka

  KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 24-year-old male off a fishing vessel near Baranof Island in Sitka, Saturday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from…

NOAA Fisheries and Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Archival Tagging Study Reveals Habitual Movements of Greenland Turbot in Alaska

Archival Tagging Study Reveals Habitual Movements of Greenland Turbot in Alaska

  A multiyear archival tagging study identified consistent seasonal and daily patterns of depth-specific behavior by Greenland turbot in Alaska. These new findings provide key information for sustainably managing this commercially…

Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Endangered Beluga Whales

Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Endangered Beluga Whales

  Scientists partnered with tech industry experts to develop the first machine learning application for acoustic monitoring of Alaskan beluga whales. An innovative machine learning application will help scientists…

Fishermen's News Online

Salmon Harvests in Alaska Generally Below Expectations

Salmon Harvests in Alaska Generally Below Expectations

  Commercial salmon harvests in Alaska are off to a slow start in the 2020 season, with year-to-date statewide landings at just over three million fish –…

Copper River Seafoods Initiates New Cost Saver Cold Storage Plan

Copper River Seafoods Initiates New Cost Saver Cold Storage Plan

  After years of storing large quantities of its flash frozen seafood with a Seattle cold storage firm, Copper River Seafoods is investing in its own cold…

Acid Society

Smart Sponge Could Clean Up Oil Spills

Smart Sponge Could Clean Up Oil Spills

  A team funded by the National Science Foundation has developed a porous smart sponge that selectively soaks up oil in water. With an ability to absorb more than 30 times…

Putin Declares Federal Emergency After Diesel Fuel Spill in Arctic River That Could Take Decades to Recover

Putin Declares Federal Emergency After Diesel Fuel Spill in Arctic River That Could Take Decades to Recover

  Reports indicate melting permafrost caused by global heating may have damaged the industrial facility. Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a federal emergency Wednesday to help clean…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Sea Otter-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 9th

  ARHNAQ – SEA OTTER ALLRINGUQ ARNAQ MAANI PILITAARTUQ ARHNAT AMIT ATURLUKI. – THERE IS ONE WOMAN HERE WHO MAKES THINGS USING SEA OTTER SKINS. Hunted nearly…

Steam-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 2nd

Steam-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 2nd

  ARILLAQ – STEAM CAINIIK ARILLARTUQ, KALLAQUTARTUQ. – THE KETTLE IS STEAMING. IT’S GOING TO BOIL. The traditional Alutiiq steam bath, commonly known by its Russian name…

Events/Notices

BLM to Open Fall Fortymile Caribou Hunt on Aug. 1

BLM to Open Fall Fortymile Caribou Hunt on Aug. 1

  FAIRBANKS, AK — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Interior Field Office, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, will open caribou hunting on…

Lunchtime Chats with Tlingit & Haida

Lunchtime Chats with Tlingit & Haida

  Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 Time: Noon – 1 PM (AKST) Topic: Child Care & Child Development Services Location: Facebook Live Event (www.facebook.com/ccthita)   Don’t forget…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Big Bank Hypocrisy: Inconsistent Morals to Drive Consistent Profits

Big Bank Hypocrisy: Inconsistent Morals to Drive Consistent Profits

  Alaskans, For decades, we have been leading the way in responsible energy development. Our petroleum industry supports over 110,000 jobs, meaning 1 in 3 Alaskans pour…

OP/ED: Dunleavy and Zink on Face Masks in Alaska

OP/ED: Dunleavy and Zink on Face Masks in Alaska

  Alaskans are not known for accepting limits. The COVID-19 virus has challenged that attitude in ways we never imagined. Despite that, and in the midst of…

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