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Entangled whale calf frees itself

Source: Anchorage Daily News, Fri September 16, 2005
Anchorage, AK - A humpback whale calf entangled in crab pot gear for days near Juneau apparently got itself loose, a federal fisheries biologist said Wednesday.

Treadmill Arrives for Alaska’s Elephant

Source: ABC News, Wed September 14, 2005
Anchorage, AK - A 16,000-pound treadmill specifically built to exercise Maggie the elephant arrived at the Alaska Zoo, but the question remains: Just how do you get a more than 4-ton animal fighting the battle of the bulge to use a treadmill?

Scientists find new species in high Arctic

Source: CTV, Tue August 02, 2005
Fairbanks, Alaska - Contrary to popular opinion, the remote and inhospitable Canadian Arctic is teeming with life, says a team of international scientists who just completed a 30-day expedition to the northern ocean.

Judge moves to protect Pacific right whales

Source: Independent Online, Tue June 21, 2005
Anchorage, AK - A federal judge has ordered the United States government to draw up plans to protect North Pacific right whales, thought to have been extinct until they were rediscovered in the Bering Sea three years ago.

Trapped Climbers Rescued From Mount Logan

Source: ABC News, Sun May 29, 2005
Anchorage, AK - As ferocious, bone-chilling winds blew their tent and some gear off Canada's highest mountain, survival seemed only a distant hope for Don Jardine and two climbing partners.

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