The yelloweye rockfish, which lives in the coastal waters of Alaska, can live up to 120 years. Over its lifespan, they are known to accumulate toxic chemicals in their tissues.Read more
In the midst of WW2, the USS Abner Read, a Fletcher-class destroyer, had been conducting an antisubmarine patrol off Kiska for two days without any sign of the enemy, when at 0150 on 18 August 1943 she struck a mine.Read more
Before embarking on the Nautilus Swell, there was a chance to spend a few days in Juneau. This town started as a gold-mining camp in 1880. When Alaska became the 49th state of the United States in 1959, Juneau became the capital.