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OPINION: Alaska cannot afford to be a follower in the effort to mitigate the long-term effects of ocean acidification on the ecology we all depend on.
Anglers can look forward to prizes for the largest king salmon, halibut and gray cod, as well as a yet-to-be-determined grand prize. But for the most part, the derby is all about seeing Kachemak Bay at a slower pace.
When a great horned owl swept low across a yard and then out of sight in Homer carrying a pet dog, the family was devastated. But the tale of the dog and raptor was only beginning.
Tocia Tymrak was driving to work in Homer when she saw a pair of large golden eyes glowing from the middle of the other lane on East End Road. She wasn't completely sure what she'd seen, and in the next mile she couldn't get those eyes out of her head.
Local residents are frustrated after a DOT letter to the city of Seldovia requested a lethal take of local turkeys?.
Avid kayak angler Rudy Tsukada said that despite some challenges, fishing from a kayak is a safe and peaceful way to get out on the water. He called the sit-on-top kayaks "very stable."
Considering its magnitude, the loss of life during the 1964 earthquake was low, particularly compared to the devastating quakes and resultant tsunamis seen in places like Japan and Haiti in recent years. The Good Friday quake claimed 132 lives in the Pacific Northwest and wreaked havoc on roadways and structures.
Alices, owned by the English Bay Corp. since 2005, has undergone a number of transitions during its long Homer history. Its doors are slated to close after the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2014.
Should the state of Alaska buy back some of its limited entry permits in Bristol Bay? A study recently released by the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association indicates that fishermen say yes.
New legislation making its way through Congress, called the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, would allow lease sales in some offshore areas currently off-limits to drilling, including the home of one of the world's most valuable fisheries.
With escapement numbers climbing, Alaska's Bristol Bay fishing districts opened for drift and set gillnet gear for several periods again this week.
King salmon are the subject of great worry in some Alaska rivers, like the iconic Kenai, but Bristol Bays Nushagak District population was healthy enough for a brief commercial opening this year.
The spring whale festival in Point Hope this year has been a celebration, with six bowheads landed. Elsewhere across Arctic Alaska, whaling captains have not been quite so lucky.
While representatives at BOEM say seismic testing in Alaska's Arctic Ocean is a relatively small threat to marine life, some are not sure those effects are well enough understood or documented.