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Science & Environment

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

Paul Wade, NOAA Fisheries

 

Before Bogoslof volcano started erupting, it was a haven for endangered Steller sea lions, fur seals, and sea birds. But scientists did not know when and if animals would return to the eastern Aleutian Island.

National Tsunami Warning Center screenshot

 

No tsunami is expected in the Aleutians, after a large earthquake near Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. The National Tsunami Warning Center briefly issued a tsunami advisory Monday for the western Aleutian Islands.

 

“There was a magnitude 6.5 [earthquake Monday] morning and this was a magnitude 7.8," said tsunami science warning officer Paul Huang. "In theory, we don't know when the next one will come. It could be a few minutes from now. It could be another 100 years.”

 

Tsunami Threat Cleared For Aleutian Islands

Jul 17, 2017

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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