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Six killer whales caught in trawl net gear this year in waters off Alaska died as a result of their entanglement, while a seventh orca was seriously injured, the agency reported.
In a rare place where the bear and human worlds touched in peace, I thought about the possibilities here, for young people and for leaders, to feel nature and our human need for it.
Of 819 human-marine mammal interactions reported from 2017 to 2021, 710 were found to have caused death, serious injury or some other result that removed the animals from the population, says a new federal report.
A fox den bustles with activity and even gets a rare visitor — a coyote.
If the run comes in as forecast, it would be about the same size as runs in the early 2000s, according to state records.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said this year’s photo census indicates the herd size is about 152,000 animals, reflecting a 7% decline from 2022.
The raven appears to have a condition known as leucism and could be the same bird hatched this year on the Kenai Peninsula.
Alaska scientists are studying salmon in the state’s northernmost waters.
Wildlife troopers brought the apparently exhausted deer aboard their boat after they swam directly toward it.
The Kenai Moose Research Center has contributed to knowledge about the iconic animals for more than 50 years.
Fans of the tubby bears of Katmai National Park and Preserve cast more than 1.3 million votes in this year’s contest.
A study, which points to climate change as a possible factor pushing humpbacks north, shows results that are both “fascinating” and “a little terrifying,” one author says.
Visiting the chunky stars of Fat Bear Week at their home in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve takes some serious planning.
Up to 19 fish-eating North Pacific killer whales can be accidentally killed annually by Alaska fishing fleets or other human activity without triggering a federal effort to reduce this toll.
An owl and a hawk fly free again after being rehabilitated.
Killer whales have been entangled in trawl gear off Alaska in years past, but the numbers reported in 2023 are much higher.
The otter pup was brought to the Alaska SeaLife Center earlier this month after a staffer on a fishing trip in Homer helped with the rescue, center officials say.
A sow was shot and killed Tuesday but its two cubs were brought to the Alaska Zoo, Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials say. A private citizen killed another brown bear in July.
A researcher’s favorite whale from the population of Glacier Bay humpbacks returned after disappearing during a heat wave where water temperatures increased substantially.
So far, 22 sea lions have been found, with signs of human interaction, including gunshot wounds.
Despite efforts to nurse the young walrus back to health, it died Friday after its condition took a turn for the worse, the Alaska SeaLife Center said.
The 400-pound black bear was connected to 21 home break-ins, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Looking for answers behind the rescue of a walrus calf on the North Slope.