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Mary Catharine Martin | Juneau Empire
A cruise ship motors up Tracy Arm. The four most popular Alaskan glacial fjords - Endicott Arm, College Fjord, Disenchantment Bay and Tracy Arm - now see a combined 500 annual cruise ship visits, with a few of those at less well-visited fjords.

Boats, seals, and the water (not) between

Over the last 30 years, cruise ship traffic in glacial fjords has increased ten-fold.

by MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

On the Trails: Grunt sculpins

I recently took a visitor to see the aquaria on display at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration lab on Lena Point.
Mary Willson

Dirt Girl: Sandy's tomatoes

Sometimes you meet people and you immediately like them. Ever since they first came into the Master Gardener class, I have loved Sandy and Susanne Williams. Maybe it was the way Sandy told us about his volunteer project .
CORINNE CONLON

BC to Skeena watershed mine: Improve design

The British Columbian Ministries of Environment and of Energy and Mines have for the second time ordered a proposed open pit copper and gold mine in the Skeena River watershed to come up with a better plan if the mine is to be approved.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

What's in Bloom: 'The Rocket'

Ligularia stenocephala, "The Rocket" is a wonderful summer-blooming perennial that seems to have been designed exclusively for Juneau's cool, wet climate.
MERRILL JENSEN

Alaska Science Forum: Alaska's wildfires and the changing boreal forest

In late July, more than 300 wildfires are burning in Alaska. With burned acreage totals one month ahead of the historic 2004 fire season, summer 2015 is again the year of the wildfire. Many scientists are not surprised.
NED ROZELL

Groups ask for government action on POW wolves

Six environmental groups on Thursday asked the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal Subsistence Board and the U.S. Forest Service to take certain actions to prevent further reduction of the Prince of Wales area wolf population.

4-H to host weekly Adventure Club

4-H activity coordinators Kanaan Bausler and Amie Spieth will be leading the first weekly Adventure Club outing from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday, July 26.

NOAA to host Ted Stevens Day open house

In recognition of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens' contributions to Alaska's fisheries, and to celebrate Ted Stevens Day, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries will host an open house today from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sport fish report: Freshwater angling poised to heat up

KING SALMON Hatchery king salmon fishing within the Juneau Terminal Harvest Area continues to be good, particularly in Fritz Cove and inner Auke Bay.

Wild Shots

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