Pacific herring spawned in Auke Bay at the end of June in significant numbers for the first time in almost two decades. This picture was taken June 22 in Auke Bay. It remains to be seen if the eggs have been fertilized.
ANCHORAGE - A high-definition camera trained on a burrow near the nation's northernmost city is allowing researchers and any bird viewer with an Internet connection an unfettered view into the nesting den of an Arctic snowy owl.
One of our summer blooming primroses, Primula vialii, is also one of the most captivating ones grown at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum in the national Primula collection, recognized by the North American Plant Collections Consortium.
Hatchery king salmon fishing continued to be good for both marine boat anglers and shore based anglers in the immediate Juneau area, and strong numbers of king salmon supported high catch rates on the outer coast this past week.
JUNEAU - Several campers at the Mendenhall Lake Campground have recently learned that illegally storing food in their tents is an irresistible attraction for bears - and have the shredded tents to prove it.
The superintendent of Glacier Bay, Philip Hooge, announced the closure of a small island south of Leland Island to protect a high concentration of nesting seabirds. The closure is in effect from June 28 to 5 a.m. July 28.
ANCHORAGE - Governor Sean Parnell has signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing the Alaska Geospatial Council (AGC) and charging it with coordinating efforts involving geospatial data collection and mapping by government agencies.
SITKA - Officials with the Tongass National Forest are inviting the public to attend meetings and submit comments on managing outfitters and guides on the Admiralty National Monument, Hoonah, Juneau and Sitka ranger districts.