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Events & Things to Do in Southwest, AK, Alaska Filter

2021 SalmonFest

Ninilchik, Cook Inlet, AK August 6 - August 8

Salmonfest, formerly Salmonstock, has, for 10 years, been working with organizations on the front lines in the struggle to protect and preserve Bristol Bay, the largest wild salmon fishery in the world. Protecting Bristol Bay is popular in Alaska with over 60% of Alaskans opposing Pebble Mine. Why? Because healthy… SEE MORE

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'Destructive' Severe Thunderstorm Warning to Trigger Emergency Alerts on Mobile Phones

7/27/2021 by US Harbors

The National Weather Service has announced that a new category of "Destructive" Severe Thunderstorm Warning will trigger wireless Emergency Alerts on mobile phones starting August 2. Severe thunderstorms can be life threatening, but not all severe storms are the same. The National Weather Service has announced that a new category… SEE MORE

Warming Rivers in US West Killing Fish, Imperiling Industry

7/27/2021 by US Harbors

By Daisy Nguyen. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off adult salmon, once they enter the Pacific Ocean, are sounding the alarm as… SEE MORE

https://newportnewstimes.com/article/whale-strandings-may-be-sign-of-recovery

Low Oxygen Levels off Coast Raise Fears of Marine Dead Zones

7/25/2021 by US Harbors

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low oxygen levels measured off the coast of Oregon and Washington are raising concerns of large “dead zones” that could decimate crabs and bottom-dwelling fish within them. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this week that researchers have detected unseasonably low oxygen levels in a… SEE MORE

Surfing, Where the Playing Field is Never Level

7/23/2021 by US Harbors

By Sally Ho. TOKYO (AP) — Surfing is as much skill and science as instinct and timing. That begins with learning how to read ocean swells to anticipate the formation of the wave to quickly execute a maneuver. Here, we explain what you need to know about surfing to appreciate… SEE MORE