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Profile: Bering Strait Relay Swim

Last Saturday, 62 people completed the first recorded relay swim across the Bering Strait – 53 miles in 41 degree waters – without wetsuits. The Bering Strait Swim Relay, organized by the International Ice Swimming Association, the Russian Book of Records, and other European partners, commemorated the 25th anniversary of the friendship flight from Alaska…

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Profile: Unique Marathon Bird, The Bar-tailed Godwit

The bar-tailed godwit will later migrate from Western Alaska to New Zealand without stopping. It will travel five to seven days straight. While a majority of bar-tailed godwits nest in Asia, some raise their young in Alaska – from Bethel to Barrow. Nome’s resident expert birder Sister Alice Sullivan explains characteristics of the “unique marathon…

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