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...historical evidence that indicates La Perouse was the first European the Tlingits had seen. Though both Vitus Bering and James Cook had landed in Alaska by the time La Perouse got here in 1786, neither made recorded contact, according to multiple...
Paper looks at a future without carnivores

...University; Douglas W. Smith of the Yellowstone Center for Resources, Yellowstone National Park; Arian D. Wallach of James Cook University (Queensland, Australia); and Aaron J. Wirsing of the University of Washington, Seattle.For more on...
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...Danielle Dixson, then a graduate student at Australia's James Cook University, was studying the important ways clownfish...their noses to navigate the ocean. Then she bumped into James Cook professor Philip Munday.Munday had been trying to see...
University team puts twist on 1769 Venus transit

...Tuesday's transit from Homer, south of Anchorage.It's a modern-day twist on a 1769 expedition by British Capt. James Cook and others in three different locations who set out to document the transit and try to calculate the earth's distance...
Mountain goats: Relying on agility, suction-cup hooves

When British explorer Capt. James Cook first visited Southeast in 1778, Tlingit traders gave him animal hides that had never been seen by Europeans. He thought they...
This Day in History

In Alaska Sound off on the important issues at In 1778, Capt. James Cook named Cape Elizabeth at the entrance to Cook Inlet. In 1913, John F.A. Strong took office in Juneau as the second governor...
Books on pirates, prison, and surviving extreme injury hit library's shelves

...inspiration for Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe, and whose scientific observations were fuel for Charles Darwin and Captain James Cook. Unlike others of his time, Dampier was a pirate to finance his quest for more knowledge, not to become rich. (He...

...pounds, 5 ounces, to Blue Harvest Riley and Colby Springer Shibler of Juneau. On Sept. 7, 2003, a son, Mathias James Cook Wiederspohn, weighing 10 pounds 6 ounces, to Pamela Eileen Wiederspohn and Jeffrey Allan Wiederspohn of Juneau. On...
Journal exhibit to offer glimpse of Capt. Cook

KENAI - Just how Capt. James Cook could ever have imagined Cook Inlet to be a river is beyond a little puzzling, but a close read of his travel journals does offer...
Southeast Sagas: Buying the 'icebox' got Seward little credit

...bearers. These reports soon lead to an invasion of Siberian fur hunters. Explorers from other countries followed, with James Cook and George Vancouver of Great Britain compiling some of the first reliable charts of the Alaskan coast. Slowly awareness...


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