At least 12,700 of the 12-pound predatory birds migrate to the state each summer in order to create new golden eagles.
The whales use clicks for echolocation just like bats, whistles for short-range communication and repeated calls that are unique to a group.
“When was the last time you saw a picture of the inside of a wolverine’s mouth?” the park asked in a Facebook post Tuesday.
A proposal to relocate Sitka black-tailed deer into areas crisscrossed with roads, farms and established wildlife populations may ultimately cause more problems than it’s worth, says an internal report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Officials are encouraging the public to be safe, report polar bears in the area and never approach the animals, which can be “dangerous and unpredictable.”
NOAA Fisheries analyzed genetic material from a beluga spotted in Puget Sound and determined that it came from a pod in the Beaufort Sea.
There are several species of woodpecker in the state, including migrating birds and year-round residents. They’re a valuable resource here, eating untold numbers of beetle larvae.
The man was treated for puncture wounds and a laceration at the Healy Medical Clinic, according to troopers.
Officials say there’s no way to know why the whale is far from its home and family in Southcentral Alaska’s Cook Inlet or other populations in the Arctic and subarctic.
While not the literal biggest of the brown bears at Alaska’s Katmai National Park, Otis captured the hearts of fans with his tale of overcoming obstacles this season.
The review could lead to a proposal for stronger protections under the Endangered Species Act.
Scientist Hector Douglas has been using brightly painted decoys to study the seabird’s inviting color palette.
Migrating trumpeter and tundra swans put on a show at Potter Marsh.
The department is asking for tips from the public about an aggressive group of otters imperiling people and pets.
U.S. prosecutors have charged two Alaskans and a New Mexico man with leaving a special viewing platform and getting too close to the famous salmon-fishing bears at Brooks Falls.
The bear for weeks had been climbing an apple tree at the Sheldon Museum, and school students were scheduled to arrive later in the day for a field trip.
Scientists earlier this summer made a rare sighting of two pairs of North Pacific right whales, noteworthy because only about 30 of the massive, endangered animals are thought to remain in the waters off Alaska.
“The fact that an otter attacked a person was certainly surprising,” said a wildlife biologist with Fish and Game, who added that it’s hard to know what the motivation behind the otter’s “unusual behavior” was.
Researchers and federal scientists still have no definitive explanation for the cause.
Beluga Whale Alliance volunteers, filmmakers and tourists watched from Seward Highway pull-offs.