Oral history being recorded from the Upper Kobuk

...stewards of the land and the waters," said Commack. "They used to teach us how to keep everything healthy, from the smallest fish to the largest fish, from the smallest animal to the largest animal. That kind of stuff has never been written...
River turbine to be tested at rural Alaska village

...a turbine's presence and avoid the blades, said Doug Johnson, the company's director of business development. Small fish swim through it, he said.The company calls testing at Igiugig a crucial step in commercializing the technology. Ocean...
Spring Kings looking to catch fishermen

...under 65 can each earn a $125 cash prize for the biggest fish in their group.There's also a $200 prize for the smallest fish, and, for the second time ever, a mystery prize. This prize is a mystery amount of money, donated by carvers Richard...
Souring seas eating away at tiny creatures

...species.Herring, mackerel and some seabirds eat pteropods, as do other pteropod species. In the open oceans, some small fishes, squids and large shrimp eat them. Some of those animals then become important in the diet of tuna, salmon and walleye...
On the Trails: Kingfishers

...small but whole fish. These parents typically had to fly at least half a mile downstream to find good fishing, because small fish are not abundant in the upper reaches of this creek. Long foraging flights are not unusual for these birds.Unlike...
Optimal Economic Policy for the Regulation of the Fishing Industry in Alaska

...the producer's market share. Therefore, because smaller fish do not weigh as much, the total number of fish caught increases. Furthermore, a higher number of younger smaller fish are caught to meet the quota, which curtails the total...
Bird Bits: An elegant winter duck

...shallow, coastal bays with rocky shorelines, inlets and estuaries. Their menu is mollusks, crustacean, insects, small fish and aquatic vegetation. Ducks are generally not very talkative outside the breeding season. But, the Common goldeneye's...
Better Sitka fisheries aim of scientist's work

...Moss, that means looking at bioenergetics, the study of energy flow through living systems. When a big fish eats a smaller fish, there's been an energy transfer and that type of data is valuable to figuring out how fish are doing."The ultimate...
Bird Bits: A gray-feathered water football

...of an open shed. Snow and ice may cover the banks of a stream, but if wedges of open water offer aquatic insects or small fish/fish eggs, the dipper will be wading and plunging in for a meal. In fact, a lot of meals will be needed to sustain...
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...sea perch. They gather shrimp and crustaceans. And at night they dodge tiger sharks and saltwater crocodiles to spear small fish from beneath bountiful corals.Globally, the sea provides the primary source of animal protein for a billion people...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback