Emilie Springer

Emergency personnel respond to a fire on R/V Qualifier, in the Northern Enterprises Boatyard on Kachemak Drive, Jan. 19, 2023, in Homer, Alaska. (Photos by Nika Wolfe)

Research vessel catches fire in Homer boatyard

The cause of the fire and extent of the damage is not yet known

 

South Peninsula Hospital employees remove COVID-19 testing signs from South Peninsula Hospital test site Friday Jan. 13, 2023. (Photo from Derotha Ferraro/South Peninsula Hospital)

South Peninsula Hospital closes COVID test and vaccine site

In its peak, the test and vaccine site employed 15 people, and was averaging 100-150 swabs a day

 

R/V Sikuliaq research crew in the Gulf of Alaska, July 2022. (Photo by Emilie Springer)

From the plankton to the aurora

Northern Gulf of Alaska Summer Research Cruise: R/V Sikuliaq, July 7-27, 2022.

 

Matt Clarke and Homer Harbor crew assess vessel sunk vessel in Homer Harbor on Dec. 27, 2022. (Photo provided by Harbor crew)

Homer Harbor crew and team salvage submersed sailboat

Wet winter conditions create heavy ice on decks

Matt Clarke and Homer Harbor crew assess vessel sunk vessel in Homer Harbor on Dec. 27, 2022. (Photo provided by Harbor crew)
A humpback whale breaches near Juneau, Alaska. (Heidi Pearson/ NOAA/NMFS)

The role of whales as carbon sinks explored in new paper

University of Alaska Southeast biologist was lead author on the paper

A humpback whale breaches near Juneau, Alaska. (Heidi Pearson/ NOAA/NMFS)
Ryce-Tovar sketches “The Eagle” in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided by Ryce-Tovar)

‘Gentle’ tarot deck tells a story with Alaska’s nature

The deck includes images gathered during summer spent as a technician in Alaska Fish and Wildlife field camps

Ryce-Tovar sketches “The Eagle” in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided by Ryce-Tovar)
Commercial drift boat in Cook Inlet. Photo from Upper Cook Inlet Drift Association.

Council takes no action on finalizing EEZ plan

No action was taken on North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) Cook Inlet Salmon Fishery Management Plan.

Commercial drift boat in Cook Inlet. Photo from Upper Cook Inlet Drift Association.