Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
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Petersburg Student Wins Subsistence Student Art Contest
Last edited 4/27/2016
ANCHORAGE – Diane Murph, 17, of Petersburg is the winner of the Federal Subsistence Management Program's subsistence student art contest. In Diane's colorful illustration, her humor shines through with her depiction of a little fish wondering what to do with the fish hook in front of it, as the bait slinks back up the fishing line. Her work will serve as the cover art for the 2013-2015 federal subsistence fishing regulations book. Diane will receive art supplies in recognition of her work.
Students from several Alaska communities entered the contest. The artwork was judged by the chairs of the Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils and Federal Subsistence Board members during the January 22-24 Board meeting in Anchorage.
In addition to the grand prize winner, 24 students will receive honorable mention certificates for their work.
Nicole Katchatag, Golovin
Angelika De Leon, Sitka
Arvie Matalang, Sitka
Gracie Carrick, Golovin
Matthew Read, Fairbanks
Yaretzi Macias, Sitka
Ardel Wilkinson, Sitka
Rodney Lee, Cantwell
Skye Lewis, Golovin
Carolina Acosta, Sitka
David Brown, Golovin
Rachel Cockman, Cantwell
Melvin Amaktoolik, Golovin
Dylan Burney, Cantwell
Tvetene Carlson, Cantwell
Kiana Arlson, Cantwell
Lukus Lee, Cantwell
Ilene Fernandez, Sitka
Amanda Norbert, Koliganek
Ronna Henry, Stebbins
Makenzie Olson, Port Alsworth
Tracy Snowball, Stebbins
Michael Bekeris, Sitka
Deborah Marie Brooks, Cantwell
Congratulations and thanks to all of the students who entered the contest! Print-quality scans of artwork are available upon request. Additional information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found on the web at http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/home.html.