Recent findings about prehistoric and more recent tsunamis off one of the Aleutian islands will provide background for other Pacific Rim preparedness, says a study.
Southeast Alaska's Alexander Archipelago wolf was recently denied protection under the Endangered Species Act. Although populations on the Prince of Wales Island have drastically declined, the U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service said the animals don't qualify for additional federal protection.
Humpback whales are spending some extra time up north in Alaska this season. Experts say the whales are slow to arrive at breeding grounds in Hawaii because of possible food competition or El Niño disruptions.
Melting Arctic ice means natural underground permafrost freezers can no longer keep food cold enough and encourages polar bears to visit inland communities for longer periods of time. This calls for new and improved above ground polar bear-resistant food storage containers.
Moose and snowshoe hares have taken a liking to the increased shrubery growth along Alaska's North Slope.
Years after the infamous Anaktuvuk River fire – the largest recorded Arctic tundra fire – researchers have found a link between wildfires in the Arctic tundra and widespread permafrost thaw.
A newly published study that looked at large-mammal Ice Age fossils found in Alaska over 20 years has conclusions about how we can help current-day Arctic large mammals.
Dolly Varden, an Alaskan trout species, are able to retire from migrating each year after growing big enough to store and utilize fat reserves. This is the only known species that partakes in such a retirement.
A NOAA research ship recently reported the first humpback whale of the season near one of the Hawaiian Islands. The whales that winter in Hawaii are one of three groups of migrating humpbacks in the northern Pacific Ocean.
In a new study, students shed light on how sea stars respond to a deadly disease that caused a major die-off three years ago. This could help conservationists better protect starfish populations.
A sea otter living at the Seattle Aquarium was recently diagnosed with asthma and is now learning how to use an inhaler.
A recent eradication process removed 242 non-native arctic foxes from Chirikof Island in Alaska. The invasive species was originally introduced for fur farming but has since become a nuisance, threatening natural habitats and bird populations.
After 25 adult and pup walrus were found decapitated along a beach in Alaska – some shot and some with their penis bones missing – authorities are suspecting ivory poachers are to blame. Walrus are often hunted illegally for their long ivory tusks and prized oosiks (penis bones).
A new hadrosaur species, a type of duck-billed dinosaur, was excavated from Alaska. This species represents the northernmost dinosaur known to date and likely endured dark winter months and snowy conditions, researchers say.