Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 14, 2022

Harbor seals rest on ice near South Sawyer Glacier in 2007. New federal guidelines suggest, but don’t require, vessels to stay about 500 yards away from the marine mammals to lessen disturbances. (Photo courtesy NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center)
Harbor seals rest on ice near South Sawyer Glacier in 2007. New federal guidelines suggest, but don’t require, vessels to stay about 500 yards away from the marine mammals to lessen disturbances. (Photo courtesy NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

State officials are investigating human remains discovered by a construction crew in Haines. Also, a new study shows the number of spills at Alaska’s mines may be higher than expected. And after COVID put studies on hold, scientists are surveying ice seals in the Bering Sea.

Reports tonight from:

Liz Ruskin in Washington, D.C.
Corinne Smith in Haines
Olivia Ebertz in Bethel
Wesley Early in Anchorage
Dan Bross in Fairbanks
Sage Smiley in Wrangell
Davis Hovey in Nome
and Lyndsey Brollini and Claire Stremple in Juneau

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.

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