Spider webs covering vegetation along the Noatak River Delta resemble a mass "ballooning" event reported in Unalaska.
Observation by Mike Brubaker:
Boating the Noatak River Delta with some staff from Camp Qalhaq and Tim Thomas and Raj Chevan from ANTHC. Stopped to photograph this amazing field covered with a canopy of spiders. No one had seen anything quite like this before.
Comments from LEO Editors:
In another LEO post, Lauren Divine describes unusual webs that look similar to those pictured here. In that instance, we reached out to Derek Sikes, who contacted spider expert Joey Slowik. Joey wrote that the event looked like a mass "ballooning" event. "Ballooning" is the term used when spiders launch themselves in to the air using Earth's magnetic charge. Erica Lujan