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Students Coached by Alaska Sea Grant Make Good Showing at Tsunami Bowl

Students Coached by Alaska Sea Grant Make Good Showing at Tsunami Bowl

Mastering marine knowledge, researching an ocean topic and meeting with scientists are all part of the learning process for Alaska high schoolers who prepare for the Alaska Tsunami Bowl annual competition. The 21st Tsunami Bowl took place in Seward, February 9-11, with 22 teams competing. The winners were Cordova’s “Yeti…

Hubble Sees Neptune’s Mysterious Shrinking Storm

Hubble Sees Neptune’s Mysterious Shrinking Storm

Three billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm – once big enough to stretch across the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Portugal – is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken by NASA’s Hubble…

Beluga Whales Dive Deeper, Longer to Find Food in Arctic

Beluga Whales Dive Deeper, Longer to Find Food in Arctic

Reductions in sea ice in the Arctic have a clear impact on animals such as polar bears that rely on frozen surfaces for feeding, mating and migrating. But sea ice loss is changing Arctic habitat and affecting other species in more indirect ways, new research finds. Beluga whales…

Why are Pacific Cod Stocks Crashing?

Why are Pacific Cod Stocks Crashing?

“The status of Pacific cod is probably the biggest fishery issue facing Kodiak right now, with the quota…

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Probably Rich in Water

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Probably Rich in Water

A new study has found that the seven planets orbiting the nearby ultra-cool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 are all…

Scientists Find Massive Reserves of Mercury Hidden in Permafrost

Scientists Find Massive Reserves of Mercury Hidden in Permafrost

Researchers have discovered that thawing permafrost in the Northern Hemisphere stores twice as much mercury as the rest…

Reconstructing an Ancient Lethal Weapon

Reconstructing an Ancient Lethal Weapon

Archaeologists are a little like forensic investigators: They scour the remains of past societies, looking for clues in…

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to Fly Safely Past Earth February 4

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to Fly Safely Past Earth February 4

  Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will make a close approach to Earth on Feb. 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.…

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