Monthly Archives: December 2015

Alaska Dreaming

VISITING STUDENTS: UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning is offering you the trip of a lifetime! Spend a minimum of six weeks studying in Alaska.  Space is limited.  APPLY NOW! For School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences course info: CLICK HERE! For … Continue reading

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Pollock skins for Fido!

by Kayla Desroches Like many pet owners, you may toss your dog tidbits from your plate – a fatty piece of meat here, a bit of fish skin there. Well, a couple of University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers are experimenting … Continue reading

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Glacier meltwater into Southeast Alaska estuaries influences fish diets

by Lauren Frisch Juneau, Alaska—In most estuaries, fish feed on ocean- and river-dwelling plants and animals.  However, fish living in some estuaries near Juneau also have the option to eat terrestrial and freshwater species delivered by glacier meltwater. Estuaries are … Continue reading

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Old walrus bones dug up in Alaska’s Arctic could shed new light on Point Lay haulouts

by Kamala Kelkar At a lab in Barrow, University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers are sawing into old Pacific walrus bones unearthed at a site on the Arctic coast. They’re hoping to find DNA, stress hormones and isotopes of carbon and nitrogen, … Continue reading

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Recent Walrus Events

Two articles related to walrus haulouts and the potential “walrus poaching event” that Lara Horstmann-Dehn was interviewed for in September/October: Poachers May Have Killed These 25 Walruses For Their Heads and Tusks – By Esha Dey They are the walrus(es) … Continue reading

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Underwater robots revolutionize data collection in polar oceans

  By Lauren Frisch Remote gliders operated by University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers are revolutionizing oceanographic research by vastly increasing the quantity and resolution of data collected in polar oceans. The underwater robots have ever-expanding scientific application and can be … Continue reading

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