In a photo taken on Nov. 16, 2018, Aaron Carpenter holds a mammoth tooth he found on the beach north of Diamond Creek on Oct. 27, 2018, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Three new finds add to ancient Homer bone collection; citizen science pieces together peninsula’s past

There was a time when scientists thought the southern Kenai Peninsula’s distant past, as in tens of thousands of years ago, could be described in… Continue reading


This photo from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shows beluga whales arching their backs through the surface of the water. Of Alaska’s five distinct beluga whale populations, only Cook Inlet’s is listed as endangered. (Courtesy the Alaska Department of Fish and Game)

Help count beluga whales on Sept. 15

Belugas Count! day is Sept. 15. Citizen scientists can help marine biologists search for and count endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales and other marine mammals… Continue reading