Monthly Archives: October 2015

Fast food appeals to humpback whales

Lauren Frisch 907-474-5022 Originally posted 10/13/15 in the Cornerstone. Four humpback whales in Southeast Alaska have discovered their own fast-food restaurant. The whales have been eating juvenile chum and coho salmon at hatchery release sites in Chatham Strait, near Sitka. … Continue reading

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Research gives insight into historic walrus population dynamics

Lauren Frisch 907-474-5022 Originally posted 10/13/15 in the Cornerstone. Hormones stored in ancient bones are revealing how Pacific walrus populations react to environmental change. Alaska’s oceans have already experienced changes in temperature, sea ice range and acidity driven by increasing … Continue reading

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International climate change study focuses on risks to fisheries

(Photo: Franz Mueter; Credit: Todd Paris, UAF) by: Lauren Frisch Melting sea ice, ocean acidification and warming temperatures are among many risks that are currently threatening arctic and subarctic marine environments. For coastal community residents living on the edge of … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Jonathan Whitefield

By Barb Hameister Like most graduate students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Jonathan Whitefield found his way here from somewhere else. And he’s seen quite a bit of the rest of the world as well, thanks to some words … Continue reading

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