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Dog Partner Enhances Hike across Alaska

Dog Partner Enhances Hike across Alaska

I suspected my brief dogless period was coming to an end when my wife and daughter were looking at puppies on the Internet. We had a few months earlier lost Poops, a Labrador retriever mix, to a tumor on a front paw. Though it was strange not to…

Daily Respites During a Summer-Long Walk

Daily Respites During a Summer-Long Walk

JIM RIVER — On this cobble bar north of the Arctic Circle, it is a fine day. The sky is a sheet of blue, a breeze wraps us with clean air, a sandpiper mom shrieks over her hatchlings. They are gray-blue puffballs, extra cute and almost invisible amid…

Northern Fur Seal Food Study in Bering Sea using Saildrone

Northern Fur Seal Food Study in Bering Sea using Saildrone

The Alaska Fisheries Science Center is back for a second year of tracking northern fur seals on St. Paul Island and measuring prey availability in the northern fur seals feeding area. Continuing this work is a fantastic opportunity that will help AFSC build on what we learned in 2016.…

Coast Guard Cutter Maple Begins Historic Voyage through Northwest Passage

Coast Guard Cutter Maple Begins Historic Voyage through Northwest Passage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Sitka, Alaska,…

Study finds Mercury Levels in Arctic Soils 5 Times Higher than Temperate Regions

Study finds Mercury Levels in Arctic Soils 5 Times Higher than Temperate Regions

Plants and soil in the Arctic tundra absorb and store mercury released into the atmosphere by industry and…

Warm Winter Events in Arctic Becoming More Frequent, Lasting Longer

Warm Winter Events in Arctic Becoming More Frequent, Lasting Longer

Arctic winter warming events – winter days where temperatures peak above 14 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 10 degrees Celsius)…

High Summer Along the Pipeline’s Path

High Summer Along the Pipeline’s Path

YUKON RIVER — It’s high summer, past the solstice. Everything is alive here on the path of the…

Alaska Native Women in Bristol Bay Salmon Fisheries

Alaska Native Women in Bristol Bay Salmon Fisheries

Kitty Sopow presents a seagull egg she gathered.   Photo: K. Sopow June 30, 2017 — During our first week and…

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