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Science & Environment

Science and environmental reporting on news and community topics. Science coverage is occasionally provided by community members.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake near Russia’s Commander Islands briefly triggered a Tsunami Advisory for the Aleutian Chain this afternoon.  The earthquake occurred at 3:34 AKST, and the U.S. Tsunami Warning System removed the warning within an hour of the quake. Unalaska’s Department of Public Safety provided updates during the Advisory on their information line at (907) 581 – 6080, and using Nixle alerts.  

Sports Fishing Report: July 6, 2017

Jul 7, 2017

ADFG Weekly Fishing report, July 6, 2017: Sockeye are showing up off Summer’s Bay and at McLee’s. Counts at the McLee’s lake weir are very slow currently.. Not many other new reports but King and Halibut fishing has still been good by most reports! Crab fishing should be picking up as well and Lingcod season opened on July 1.

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Sports Fishing Report: June 29, 2017

Jul 1, 2017

ADFG Weekly Fishing report, June 29, 2017: Sockeye are showing up off Summer’s Bay and at McLees/Reese Bay. McLees appears to be off to a slow start but could pick up any time. Not many other new reports but King and Halibut fishing has still been good by most reports!

Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System

Issued June 29, 2017

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Berett Wilber/KUCB

Unalaska is the national hot spot for bald eagle attacks. Biologists and law enforcement officials agree: You’re more likely to be attacked by a bald eagle here than anywhere else in the country.

You are most likely to be attacked by a bald eagle in the post office parking lot. 

Wildlife trooper Damian Lopez Plancarte has just escorted the first eagle victim of the season to the medical clinic. He points out the eagle perched on a nest.

Sports Fishing Report: June 22, 2017

Jun 27, 2017

Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System

Issued June 22, 2017

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