A Pacific harbor seal looks back at observers during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on Wednesday. The abandoned eight-day-old pup was found on May 23 and was taken to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward for rehabilitation.
The male Pacific harbor seal pup found just eight days old beneath a boat in Auke Bay swam off into the waters of Auke Recreation Area yesterday, cheered by around 75 well-wishers from Juneau and beyond - some of whom were there at the beginning.
NOAA Fisheries and the Alaska SeaLife Center first recommend leaving an animal - even a small, helpless one - alone if you happen to find it without a mother. Some mothers swim far away to gather food, leaving their young for hours at a...
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game knows environmental factors like tide, temperature, and boat activity affect harbor seals, says Gail Blundell, ADF&G's principle investigator for the statewide research program on harbor seals.
Surprisingly, the most photographed plant at the Arboretum this year has been Dahlia "Mystic Wonder." Since we planted them in mid-spring, visitors have been drawn to the almost black foliage and showy, dark red flowers.
The Sharp-shinned Hawk I described in the Aug. 15 edition of the Juneau Empire is a jay-sized accipiter (a genus that describes some birds of prey.) It has a larger, local cousin, the Northern Goshawk.
For the next three Sundays, the Juneau Gun Club will be hosting a Waterfowl hunters and Trap shooters shot gunner league. The league event is one round (25 shots each) of handicap and wobbles trap shooting as a pre-waterfowl hand-eye-...