Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ocean acidification threatens Alaska fishing communities

Alaska’s fishing communities are vulnerable to harm from changes in the ocean chemistry, according to a study published July 29 in the academic journal Progress in Oceanography. Continue reading

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Research Vessel Sikuliaq embarking on first saltwater voyage

The Research Vessel Sikuliaq will be getting its first sip of saltwater soon. The ship is expected leave the Great Lakes this weekend on its first voyage out to sea. Sikuliaq will travel from Cleveland, Ohio to the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence Seaway. Continue reading

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Researchers track glacial meltwater with drifters

Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Greenland Climate Research Centre have deployed several satellite-tracked surface drifters over the last three years to gather measurements from the top 15 meters of the Godthabsfjord in western Greenland. The scientists are studying how glacial meltwater interacts with the ocean. Continue reading

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Jennifer Reynolds new director of Institute of Marine Science

Associate Professor Jennifer Reynolds has been named as the next director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Marine Science, effective July 1. Continue reading

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