A wide variety of Arctic animals, including polar bears, are being exposed to a tick-borne pathogen normally associated with rabbits and hares, a new study said.
The lawsuit follows an unsuccessful attempt in 2020 to convince NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service to delist ringed seals administratively.
State wildlife officials don’t plan to halt predator control in light of the findings by retired scientists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The animal fell into the home’s lower level after slipping through a window well, responders said.
“Most of the time with an eagle release, it’s like, ‘Good luck, hope I never see you again,’” one Bird TLC worker said. “Caring for something since it was an infant, it’s different.”
It was the first Alaska-breeding godwit chick to be tracked making the migration. Researchers hope data from this study will help answer questions on why godwit population is declining.
Bear 747 blasted past the competition to reclaim his title. Fat Bear Week has taken off since its launch in 2014, with a record number of votes cast this year.
Researchers noticed that the bears were spending upward of eight hours per day eating berries and, during those times, totally ignoring the flopping salmon nearby.
Police officers in the Prince William Sound community were tasked with herding a wayward sea lion back to the water Friday.
In its second year, the contest allows a cub to advance into the main draw to compete against the fattest in the field.
The animal, believed to be a brown bear, has attacked at least eight chicken coops in the last week, a wildlife biologist said. The bear will likely be killed once it is found.
Climate change is causing ecosystem shifts, and the cascading effects impact animals and hunters.
Others in the party shot at the bear as it attacked and it left, a state biologist said. The injured hunter was treated at a hospital.
It’s not clear why the bear attacked, game officials say, but they’re not ruling out predatory behavior.
Prosecutors say Stephen Jeremy Hicks committed 21 illegal big-game guiding violations from 2015 to 2019.
A former Kotzebue math teacher hunted musk oxen and kept trophies while simultaneously claiming residency perks in Oklahoma.
Using traditional hunting knowledge and tools, North Slope whalers and scientists will soon be tagging bowhead whales in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas ― one example of a long-lasting collaboration between whalers and scientists.
Windy was the last member of a six-wolf pack adopted in 2006, and helped educate millions on lupine behavior and ways.
At Alaska’s Gulkana Hatchery, a few people raise a brood of up to 35 million red salmon each year and release them into the Gulkana River system.
The weekend shooting of the male brown bear by Sitka police was the first bear shooting this year in the Southeast Alaska community.
Brian Herbst, on vacation from the Lower 48, snapped a photo of a minke whale breaching out of the water — a relatively uncommon sight.
It was the fifth bear killed recently by wildlife officials at Centennial Park Campground.
It’s summer and some of Alaska’s most famous bears are back on camera.