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  • Salmon Said to Navigate by Magnetism

    02/08/2013 10:23:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 7, 2013
    Researchers at Oregon State University report their studies suggest salmon use magnetism to find their way to their home rivers during spawning migrations. Sockeye salmon typically swim as much as 4,000 miles into the ocean and then, years later, can navigate back to the upstream reaches of the river in which they were born to spawn their young, they said. Writing in the journal Current Biology, the researchers suggest salmon find those home rivers by sensing the river's unique magnetic signature. They studied the routes salmon had taken from their ocean destinations, mostly near Alaska or the Aleutian Islands in...
  • Responders head to disabled ship in Bering Sea

    12/04/2010 4:21:02 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 12 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Dec. 4, 2010 | Rachel D'Oro
    Emergency vessels are expected to reach a cargo ship struggling off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands by Saturday evening. The 738-foot Golden Seas is carrying nearly half a million gallons of fuel oil and a full load of canola seed. Engine problems caused it to drift in strong winds and rough waters on Friday. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Dana Warr says the ship was able to motor under limited power away from land Friday night and Saturday, easing fears that it might run aground and break apart on Atka Island, about 1,300 miles southwest of Anchorage. Plans call for a...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Assault on Attu (5/11-31/1943) - July 27th, 2005

    07/26/2005 8:13:01 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 116 replies · 1,503+ views
    World War Two Magazine | November 2003 | Lee F. Bartoletti
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Cruise Ship Runs Aground in Alaska

    08/03/2004 4:58:45 AM PDT · by glasseye · 6 replies · 1,114+ views
    AP/ Yahoo News ^ | Sun Aug 1, 7:34 PM ET | MARY PEMBERTON
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A small cruise ship catering to eco-tourists was seriously damaged after running aground in the Aleutian Islands. The accident Saturday night punctured the 340-foot Clipper Odyssey's forward fuel tank and forced 153 people to abandon ship, a Coast Guard official said Sunday. There were no reports of injuries. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Roddy Corr said about 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the ruptured tank, as was some waste water. He said swift currents dispersed the spilled fluid before it could be cleaned up.
  • Cruise Ship (full of greenies) Runs Aground in Alaska (BLA! HA! HA!)

    08/02/2004 12:08:35 PM PDT · by EUPHORIC · 79 replies · 3,796+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/2004 | MARY PEMBERTON
    By MARY PEMBERTON ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A small cruise ship catering to eco-tourists was seriously damaged after running aground in the Aleutian Islands. The accident Saturday night punctured the 340-foot Clipper Odyssey's forward fuel tank and forced 153 people to abandon ship, a Coast Guard official said Sunday. There were no reports of injuries. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Roddy Corr said about 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the ruptured tank, as was some waste water. He said swift currents dispersed the spilled fluid before it could be cleaned up. Fishing boats and a freighter in the area...
  • Eco-tourist boat crash spills fuel

    08/01/2004 7:02:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 913+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/1/04 | AP
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A small cruise ship catering to eco-tourists was seriously damaged after running aground in the Aleutian Islands.
  • Earthquake - Magnitude 6.5 Unimak Island Region, Alaska

    02/19/2003 12:35:48 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 494+ views
    U.S. Geological Survey ^ | Feburary 19, 2003
    Magnitude 6.5 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 2003 February 19 03:32:37 UTC Preliminary Earthquake Report U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center World Data Center for Seismology, Denver Magnitude 6.5 Date-Time 2003 02 19 03:32:37 UTC Location 53.55N 164.55W Depth 2.6 kilometers Region UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA Reference 105 km (65 miles) SE of Akutan, Alaska 140 km (90 miles) ESE of Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1230 km (760 miles) SW of Anchorage, Alaska 1935 km (1210 miles) W of JUNEAU, Alaska Source Alaska Earthquake Information Center, Fairbanks, USA The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National...