Tag: animals

Mounting ghost gear problem threatens marine life

A new report from an international animal protection entity based in London says the ghost gear problem is getting worse, with marine animals suffering...

What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

By DAN JOLING, Associated PressANCHORAGE — Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may...

Fish Factor: Growing sea otter population has voracious appetite

Sea otters and their devastating impacts on Southeast Alaska shellfish were among the many emotionally-charged topics at the state Board of Fisheries marathon meeting...

Even ugly animals can win hearts and dollars to save them...

(The Conversation) The Earth is home to millions of species, but you wouldn’t know it from the media’s obsession with only a few dozen...

Counting sheep in the Chugach Mountains

As a wildlife field technician, Luke Metherell combines job, hobby and homework on weeklong backpacking trips in the mountains.A biology student at University of...

Finding far-north lynx den part of cycle study

In her study of one of the farthest north lynx populations in North America this summer, Claire Montgomerie used her ears. While looking at...

Alaska men sentenced in musk oxen poaching case

ANCHORAGE — After pleading guilty in a poaching case, three men have been ordered to pay restitution for illegally killing three musk oxen in...

Honorary cat mayor in Alaska town dies

TALKEETNA, Alaska (AP) — Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20.The animal's owners...

Dog partner enhances hike across Alaska

I suspected my brief dogless period was coming to an end when my wife and daughter were looking at puppies on the Internet.We had...

North Slope biologists make room for the loons

Loons are a boon for bioresearch. Much like the canary in the coalmine, the health of these top aquatic predators can translate to an...
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