Monthly Archives: June 2016

Researchers uncover some mysteries of arctic lampreys

If you live in Fairbanks, you may recall the excitement that spread when our flying lampreys made national news in June 2015. The lampreys had been dropped by gulls into parking lots around town. The snake-shaped fish are abundant in … Continue reading

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It’s a jungle out there: Glacier Bay’s remarkable phytoplankton productivity

By Lewis Sharman and Seth Danielson Find the original story on the National Park Service website Why do so many kinds of marine vertebrates like whales, sea lions, seabirds, and fishes come to Glacier Bay each year in such great … Continue reading

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How many skates die when they’re caught and tossed? New study aims to find out

by Laine Welch listen to the radio story at Alaska Fish Radio Fish Radio Skate study targets mortality rates June 17, 2016 This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – How many skates die when they’re caught and tossed? I’ll … Continue reading

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Research will map risk of invasive aquatic weeds in Alaska

by Lauren Frisch Waterbodies all over Alaska are at risk for being inhabited by elodea, an invasive waterweed that can interfere with salmon spawning and deplete lake nutrients. New research aims to inform resource managers about the costs and benefits … Continue reading

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Arctic Ecosystem Integrated Survey program produces new radio and TV stories

The Arctic Ecosystem Integrated Survey (Arctic Eis) is an oceanographic and fisheries survey in the Northern Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea that was conducted in 2012 and 2013. The goal of Arctic Eis was to provide the first, large scale … Continue reading

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Pollock fishermen may struggle to maintain catch numbers as oceans change

By Lauren Frisch The behavior of pollock fishermen may yield insights about the effects of climate change on fishing operations, according to preliminary findings of a University of Alaska Fairbanks student researcher. Changes in the ocean and its resources have … Continue reading

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