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Wintertime News

The Yukon River

From a stranded seal to a dangerous hole in Yukon River ice, recent stories from KNOM’s news department offer a special glimpse into what makes Western Alaska so unique — and, at times, so challenging.

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Update News: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Walruses in Chukchi Sea affected by diminishing sea ice; State of Alaska files lawsuit against NOAA Fisheries for listing bearded seals as a threatened species; Fifty-two mushers sign up for 2014 Iditarod; Largest wildfire in the state is no longer directly threatening Lime Village.

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Profile: The BOSS Project

The BOSS Project is the Bering-Okhotsk Seal Survey, and for the past month, they’ve been flying planes with specialized cameras over the Bering Sea. An international collaboration between NOAA Fisheries and their Russian counterparts, BOSS is using digital cameras alongside heat-sensing thermal cameras to take a population survey of ribboned, spotted, ringed, and bearded seals. John Jansen, a…

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