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Which animal species occur in Alaska? What do they look like? What do they eat? Where are they found? And what is the Alaska Department of Fish and Game doing to manage for this species? Do Black-footed Albatross really have black feet?

Nearly 1,100 vertebrate species regularly occur in Alaska. Although no one has an exact count, thousands of invertebrates are also thought to live in diverse marine, aquatic, and terrestrial habitats across the state.

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about your favorite species in Alaska. We will be adding new information on many species over the next year, so check back often if you don’t immediately find a write-up on the animal you are interested in.