Maggie Nelson, KUCB - Unalaska
Harmful algal blooms can be lethal for humans. Scientists wonder if they cause seabird die-offs, too.
Over a million murres died about five years ago, coinciding with a major marine heat wave. Scientists suspect that high PSP levels may have also contributed the unusual die off and they're trying to find answers in Unalaska.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council often flies under the radar, but it manages the most economically lucrative fisheries in Alaska. But after eliminating one of the group's three Alaska Native members, some are questioning its commitment to ensuring all voices are heard.
The man's death was not COVID-19 related and no foul play is suspected according to the Alaska Dept. of Corrections.
Among the groups vaccinated: dozens of workers from four major fish processing plants which have struggled with COVID-19 outbreaks over the past several months.
The veterans all served in the Aleutian Campaign, which is often referred to as the "Forgotten War," and began in 1942 when the Japanese bombed Dutch Harbor and occupied the western Aleutian Islands of Attu and Kiska.
After over an hour of being chased up and down aisles by two police officers, store employees and a volunteer, the eagle tired and was carried out in a blanket and set free.
Thanks to COVID-19, almost a third of students in Unalaska are failing one class or more. It comes as a shock to the community, where the 2019 graduation rate was 97%.
Charles Moulthrope was buried in Unalaska in 1896, at the age of 23, after he died during service in nearby waters.
From mid-June to mid-October, Dan Binde of Minnesota hiked from Yakutat, in the northern reaches of Alaska's Inside Passage, across the Alaska Peninsula, to Unimak, the largest and easternmost of the Aleutian Islands.
The island has the largest population of Unangan people in the world, and community leaders say they are doing everything they can to protect them.
An Unalaska artist is putting together a tarot deck filled with Alaskan-themed imamges of humpback whales, grizzly bears, and cormorants.
JoJo is an Unalaska resident who loves hiking, loves fish, and enjoys catching up with his neighbors. In other words, he's a lot like most people on the island. The striking thing about JoJo, though, is that he's a cat.