Monthly Archives: February 2016

Research on sea ice may inform spill cleanup strategies

Although sea ice is often thought to block the flow of oil through ocean water, a team of researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is studying how oil can percolate into ice. This has implications for the methods and … Continue reading

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Toxins from harmful algae are present in Alaskan marine food webs in high enough concentrations to be detected in marine mammals from Southeast Alaska to the Arctic Ocean, including whales, walruses, sea lions, seals, porpoises and sea otters, according to … Continue reading

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Sockeye study looks at adaptability to warming temperatures

By Lauren Frisch University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers are using artificially fertilized sockeye salmon eggs to study the influence of water temperature on sockeye development. Sockeye salmon are fished commercially all along the southern and western coasts of Alaska, and … Continue reading

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The Increasing Role of Oceanic Heat in Arctic Sea Ice Loss

The retreat and thinning of the summer sea ice are the most visible indica­tors of the major physical changes underway in the Arctic Ocean. While rates and even causes of ice loss remain under debate, further loss of sea ice … Continue reading

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Faculty Focus: Sarah Hardy

When she arrived at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in 2007 as an International Polar Year (IPY) postdoctoral fellow, Sarah Hardy didn’t expect to stay long. But almost immediately she felt a connection with the friendly, down-to-earth folks she … Continue reading

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Dean Moran to host reception at 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting

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