Katmai National Park & Preserve’s popular Bearcams are back for another summer. Through a partnership with Explore.org, viewers are able to watch online as one of the world’s highest concentrations of brown bears gathers to feed on sockeye salmon in the Brooks River.
Combating illegal fishing on the high seas, also known as international waters, which have no sovereignty, has been a thorn in the side of every nation that has a coastline. Relatively recent issues such as fishery sustainability, climate change, and deliberately mislabeling fish and fish products have prompted an effort to mount a worldwide coordinated response to illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU).
The general public may consider drones a fun (if somewhat expensive) hobby but what many may not know is that these commercial and government flying robots are revolutionizing the way Alaska companies and state and federal entities conduct business, as manpower is increasingly replaced by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).