Monthly Archives: March 2016

Chukchi Sea plankton communities thrive in warmer water

By Lauren Frisch Zooplankton, the tiny animals at the bottom of the food chain, are thriving in the Chukchi Sea, according to research by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists. This is likely due to warming ocean temperatures and longer ice-free … Continue reading

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Zombie-generating parasites pose intriguing mysteries to researchers

By Lauren Frisch Nobody knows how the parasitic barnacles create zombie crabs. King crabs, already otherworldly-looking creatures, grow even stranger when barnacles invade them. The insides of infected crabs become filled with green, branching tendrils that resemble plant roots more than … Continue reading

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Dean Moran appointed to the Ocean Studies Board

Dr. S. Bradley Moran, dean of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has been appointed to the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. During his three-year appointment … Continue reading

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Point Lay Walrus

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