Monthly Archives: July 2016

New Alaska Ocean Acidification Network addresses changing ocean conditions

CONTACT: Darcy Dugan, Alaska Ocean Observing System Alaska Ocean Acidification Network Coordinator 907-444-1509, dugan@aoos.org This week marks the launch of the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network, an initiative designed to expand the understanding of ocean acidification processes and consequences in Alaska, … Continue reading

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Scuba study maps ecosystem dynamics off of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

Scuba researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks are studying the links between killer whale feeding habits and decreasing density of kelp forests around Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Dense kelp forests play an important role in coastal areas as a nursery … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Mark Nelson

              SFOS master’s student Mark Nelson traces his love of nature and wildlife back to his childhood, and the many wonderful summers spent fishing and camping with his family. Now a wildlife technician with … Continue reading

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UAF researchers to study Arctic spring on the Sikuliaq

University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers have received $2.2 million to study Arctic marine ecosystems while on board the Sikuliaq, the research vessel owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. The project … Continue reading

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Shoreline monitoring in Goodnews Bay, Alaska, will help residents map changes

By Lauren Frisch If a storm wreaks havoc on coastal Goodnews Bay, Alaska, new research by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists may help the town qualify for relief funding. Efforts to link local perspectives with monitored shoreline changes will vastly … Continue reading

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Underwater cameras help identify carbon pathways in the ocean

by Lauren Frisch Underwater cameras may help reveal how tiny animals called zooplankton play a role in long-term carbon storage in the ocean. Human-generated emissions are increasing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This carbon dioxide may be … Continue reading

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Canadian researchers map seafloor using the R/V Sikuliaq

Leg two of Ocean Networks Canada’s Expedition 2016: Wiring the Abyss was onboard the SFOS-operated R/V Sikuliaq from June 12-26, 2016. Using JASON, a remotely operated vehicle owned by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the expedition collected samples, mapped out … Continue reading

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