Trivia Tuesday: can you name some of our favorite fishing spots? Name 5 to win an AU prize!
Trivia Tuesday: Orcas are the fastest members of the dolphin family – how fast can they swim? Get it right and win an AU prize!
Trivia Tuesday: How many islands are within a 20-mile radius of Sitka? Get it right and win an AU prize!
Here’s a deck-full of groundfish from a recent trip on Captain James’ boat. Identify all the fish species in this photo and win an AU prize!
Last week, we asked the question of how fast a puffin can fly and how many times they can flap their wings per minute. These birds aren’t built for speed, but surprisingly, these little birds top out at 55 miles per hour. They also flap their wings at a rate of 400 times per minute.
To put their flying ability into perspective, the average duck reaches flight speeds of 70 miles per hour, but only needs to flap its wings 180 times a minute to do so.
A puffin’s main talent is swimming. These birds can dive to depths of 200 feet, holding their breathe for nearly a minute, and fit over 10 little fish in their mouth at once!
Here’s a video of their swimming talent in action. Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s trivia. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s question to test your fish identification knowledge.
Trivia Tuesday: How fast can a puffin fly and how many times can they flap their wings per minute? Get it right and win an AU prize!
Last week we asked the question of how far a halibut travels for their winter spawning migration. The furthest distance on record that a halibut migrated was 2,500 miles! That halibut was tagged near Atka Island in the Aleutian Islands and recaptured at Coos Bay, Oregon. Typically, halibut don’t travel this far. They have summer feeding grounds in…
Trivia Tuesday: How far do halibut travel during their winter spawning migration? Get it right and win an AU prize!
Trivia Tuesday: How many hatchery Kings were caught in Alaska last year? Get it correct and win an AU prize!
Trivia Tuesday: Meridith Jaeger shows off two beautiful late August salmon she caught in 2014. What species of salmon are they? Get it right, win an AU prize!