Yup’ik fishing ancestors inspire Alaskan engineer and author

For Mia Heavener ’00, most of life revolves around water. As a senior civil engineer for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), he designs water systems for communities in his home country. And in his spare time, he works with his family’s commercial fishing business, which usually started with his great-grandmother. Almost every summer, […]

Killer Whale Trapped on the Rugged Shore of an Alaskan Island

On Thursday, boaters in Alaska stumbled upon a strange sight: A 20-foot-long killer whale was stuck in a rock crevice on the shore. Julie Fair, spokesperson for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said in an email that someone on a boat saw an orca on Prince of Wales Island off the coast of British […]

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