Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge

This photo by COASST volunteer Carol Harding shows a dead and tagged murre found Aug. 22 on the Homer Spit. Volunteers tag dead birds to show they’ve been counted but otherwise leave the birds alone — something scientists recommend for beach walkers who find dead birds.

Seabird deaths, warm oceans, algal blooms puzzle scientists

A series of unusual ocean events in Kachemak Bay, Alaska and the Pacific Northwest has scientists wondering if warming oceans are causing everything from harmful… Continue reading

 

Kara Zwickey

New visitor center manager hired

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge announces Kara Zwickey has been hired as as the new visitor center manager at the refuge’s headquarters, Alaska Islands and… Continue reading

 

Public asked to comment on cattle in wildlife refuge

Lacking a mechanism to allow grazing on the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge’s 2,500 islands comprising 3.5 million acres, the refuge is asking for public… Continue reading

 

Capt. Billy Pepper steers the R/V Tiˆglaˆx toward the fish dock to offload supplies on Monday.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

R/V TiˆGlaˆX: across the USA four times

Some mariners might think they’ve put a few miles on their engines this summer, but bragging rights in the harbor go to the workhorse of… Continue reading

Capt. Billy Pepper steers the R/V Tiˆglaˆx toward the fish dock to offload supplies on Monday.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Crowdsourcing earns poet visit to remote western Alaska village

ANCHORAGE — An Anchorage poet gets to realize her dream to visit the ghost of a remote western Alaska village where her Inupiat Eskimo ancestors… Continue reading

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