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Here are the top ten articles for the Alaska Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Alaska Caribou
The nomadic caribou is well-adapted to life in the harsh Arctic climate. About one million of them live in Alaska, divided into over 30 separate herds.
2. Oceans and Seas of Alaska
The coastline of the state of Alaska, including islands, bays, fjords and open ocean shores, stretches for over 44,000 miles. To put this into perspective; if someone were to walk one thousand miles per year, it would take more than forty-four YEARS to hike Alaskaís entire coastline.
3. Coast Guard Alaska - TV Show Review
Coast Guard Alaska is a real telling of the day to day activities of the Coast Guard unit stationed at Kodiak, Alaska. Hosted by the Weather Channel, this seven part series is repeated often enough for your DVR to catch it.
4. Sourdough Starters
Sourdough bread - the history behind this Alaskan legend, where and how it got its name and how you can make your own!
5. Winter Dog Care
Winter in Alaska is beautiful, but it can also be deadly if you are not properly prepared for the cold. This advice is just as important for your pets as it is for yourself. Winter dog care tips for Alaskan dogs and their owners.
6. Alaskan Jade
Jade Mountain, Alaska, is the source of the states gemstone, Jade. It is a beautiful dark green gemstone, but it's a little difficult to gather.
7. Totem Poles
Itís tough being low man on the totem pole. Or is it? Depending on the tradition of the native carving a particular pole, the bottom image may in fact be the most important. And not a man! The Inside Passage Region of Alaska is a great area for discovering the significance and beauty of totem poles.
8. Wild Salmon on Parade!
Wild Salmon on Parade is an annual display of artistically painted, wildly decorated sculptural fish forms celebrating Alaska's thriving wild salmon industry and summer in Alaska! These great pieces of art are the size of a real King salmon and can be seen throughout downtown Anchorage each summer.
9. Alaskan Husky Dogs
Sled dogs were a main means of transportation in arctic regions long before airplanes and snow machines were invented. They may be used more for recreation than necessity these days, but the Alaskan Husky dog still thrives, doing the job they were bred for so many years ago.
10. Iditarod Fun Facts
The Alaska Iditarod is full of history, competition, and dogs!
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