Nature & Outdoors

Freshly up-gunned Eaglecrest readying for opening day

Eaglecrest Ski Area is ready to welcome winter sport enthusiasts back to the slopes with freshly improved infrastructure and optimistic weather predictions, said a spokesperson for the ski area. New snow guns and reinforced...

On the Trails: Caring for offspring

By Mary F. Willson For the Juneau Empire Vertebrates have a broad spectrum of ways to care for their offspring. At one end of the spectrum are such species as herring and many other...

Listening to the voices of killer whales

Killer Whales in the Gulf of Alaska. Photo courtesy of the North Gulf Oceanic Society. NMFS permit 20341In the deep blue

On the Trails: Visiting old home ground

By Mary F. Willson For the Juneau Empire In mid-October, I made a quick trip back to my old stomping grounds in southern Wisconsin. In addition to blue skies and sunshine, some...

Blown back to Alaska, bird perseveres

<img data-attachment-id="58702" data-permalink="https://alaska-native-news.com/blown-back-to-alaska-bird-perseveres/58701/image2021-11-12-2/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/alaska-native-news.com/wp-content/uploads/image2021-11-12-2.jpg?fit=793%2C597&ssl=1" data-orig-size="793,597" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="image2021-11-12 (2)" data-image-description="<p>A map showing Cape Avinof in Alaska, where the male bar-tailed Godwit returned to feed after failing to reach New Zealand on its first...

GINA provides a guiding hand in Arctic Ocean research

<img data-attachment-id="58699" data-permalink="https://alaska-native-news.com/gina-provides-a-guiding-hand-in-arctic-ocean-research/58698/image2021-11-12-1/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/alaska-native-news.com/wp-content/uploads/image2021-11-12-1.jpg?fit=666%2C416&ssl=1" data-orig-size="666,416" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="image2021-11-12 (1)" data-image-description="<p>The Sikuliak, a 261-foot ice-capable research vessel operated by UAF, pauses in the Arctic Ocean during its fifth year of operation in June. A...

Alaska Science Forum: Blown back to Alaska, bird perseveres

By Ned Rozell A bar-tailed godwit recently arrived in New Zealand on its second attempt to get there from Alaska, after a storm had blasted it back north. Keith Woodley of the Pukorokoro Miranda...

On the Trails: Why don’t birds fall off their perches?

By Mary F. Willson For the Juneau Empire For a long time, the accepted explanation was simply that perching birds just cling with tightly curled toes. A tendon runs from the toes up the...

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