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Unmanned vessels deployed for Alaska ocean research

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Researchers in the Bering Sea off Alaska’s west coast will get help this summer from drones, but not the kind that fly. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and private researchers are gathering data on marine mammals, fish and ocean conditions from two “autonomous sailing vessels” built by Saildrone, an Alameda, […]

Shifting bird distribution indicates a changing Arctic

Shifts in the distribution of Spectacled Eiders, a predatory bird at the top of the Bering Sea's benthic food web, indicate possible changes in the Arctic's marine ecosystem, according to new research in The Condor: Ornithological Applications. read more

Bering Sea Gold’ Miners Take Big Risks In Order To Reap Big Rewards

The gold in certain places such as the Tomcod claim is becoming scarce, so this season the Bering Sea Gold miners scramble to figure out how to get on the gold once again. Some will turn to technology, with state-of-the art dredging and sluicing machines. Show More Summary

‘Deadliest Catch’ Returns With A New Captain And A Life-Threatening Emergency At Sea

At times there can be plenty of high drama and danger on the high seas. The brave Deadliest Catch captains return to the Bering Sea, battling harsh weather conditions and raging seas in order to fill their boats and meet their quota of crab. Show More Summary

Why Some Hunters Disparage Other Hunters—and Why It's Dangerous for All of Us

3 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Big Buck Zone

Last week, I had the pleasure of accompanying my dad and two friends on a muskox hunt along the Bering Sea here in Alaska. Although I didn't draw a tag, I had a blast filming their hunts and just being out there experiencing the country,...Show More Summary

In the Iditarod, climate change makes it a year for the record books

The winters keep getting warmer. The racers keep getting faster. When Dallas Seavey and his team of sled dogs arrived in this remote old gold rush town on the Bering Sea shortly after 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Seavey celebrated his fourth victory in just five years in the nearly 1,000-mile sprint across...

The Ice Was All Between

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I do my best to maintain my sense of awe regarding the things I study. I’ve had the good fortune in my life to be a commercial fisherman on the Bering Sea, and to voyage and fish on the edges of the Arctic ice. To me, sea ice, whether fixed…

Red Tides Are The Auroras of the Sea

A cloud of neon algae surrounds St. Matthew Island in the Bering Sea (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr) "Too much of a good thing" might be the most apt way to describe the beautiful environmental phenomena known as algal...Show More Summary

The surprising thing ancient mummies tell us about what to eat

  On a foggy day in August 1936, an anthropologist and his crew set sail for Kagamil Island, a small volcanic speck of hot springs and cliffs in the Bering Sea. A person identified as “Brown Bear” had told them of a cave full of mummies and other human remains. Shortly after landing, they found […]

Weather Service forecast questioned after Bering Sea cyclone batters Aleutians

The meteorologist in charge at NWS Anchorage tells The Washington Post he was surprised by the reaction given such a successful forecast.

Bering Sea 'bomb' cyclone ties record for strongest storm in North Pacific

The Aleutian storm had with sustained winds equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane and wind gusts up to 115 mph.

Have a Gray-t Marine Mammal Monday!

I’m tired just looking at this gif. Season’s greetings!  Gray whales are returning from their feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the breeding lagoons of Baja California—and you just might see one from our back decks! Thar she or he...Show More Summary

Alaska's Aleutian Islands braced for powerful storm

(Reuters) - An intense low-pressure storm system packing strong winds and massive waves is expected to move over the Bering Sea and through the Aleutian Islands of Alaska this weekend, weather forecasters said on Saturday.

Pretty Boys: For These Prized Ducks, the Reward Is the Adventure

Photographs by Dan Saelinger For these prized ducks, the reward is the adventure, which may take you anywhere from Mexico to the Bering Sea. And they make for some awesome mounts, too. ? A drake mallard is a trophy that can be found just about everywhere. Show More Summary

Northeastern Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea Hypoxic "Blob" Caused by Rapidly Rising Temperatures

A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic conditions that led to vast marine dead zones.Results of the study, which was funded by the National...Show More Summary

Eavesdropping on Bering Strait marine mammals

One way to monitor impacts to the ecosystem is by observing the changes in occurrence or distribution of sea birds and marine mammals. So a team of researchers is 'eavesdropping' on marine mammals within the Arctic to monitor their presence year-round.

Alaska allows mercy killing by hunters for musk oxen stranded on floating ice

Alaska residents will be allowed to kill a muskox if the animal is stranded on a block of floating ice in the Bering Sea. Due to ever warming temperatures, oxen are getting in trouble in increasing numbers, as they wander out onto ice which then breaks off from the mainland, leaving the animals stranded. Show More Summary

Tanaga Island Hides a History of Fire in a Blanket of Fog

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Tanaga Island is a tiny patch of beauty, fire, and rock stranded in the Bering Sea. The picturesque island is a hidden gem of black rocks, dramatic waterfalls, velvety moss, and tendrils of fog in these fieldwork photographs from the U.S. Geological Survey. Read more...

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