Nanuck, the dog, takes a flying leap into Heart Lake near Sitka on Thursday afternoon (9-20-12). Temperatures throughout the region topped 60, with clear skies and light winds. Elsewhere in the state, however, Anchorage and the Mat-Su experienced their second severe windstorm of the fall.
Shellfish in Southeast are showing a high risk for biotoxins, specifically those that cause PSP. On Monday (5-25-16), the Sitka Tribe of Alaska's Environmental Research Lab (STAERL) found elevated levels of toxins at beaches in Sitka, Petersburg, Klawock, and Craig. more