In 2012, an 85-year-old scientist and his son-in-law pulled a cylinder of muck from a faraway island. They carried it home like a newborn baby, froze it, and mailed it to a researcher across the country.
The rapidly melting Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park could create a new ocean bay, one feature in what may be the largest landscape transformation underway in the United States.
The ten-year project will support NSF-funded studies in one of Earth’s most remote and challenging environments.
Early in his career, on a wet, windy, foggy night, Guy Tytgat checked into the loneliest hotel in the Aleutians. His room was four feet wide and five feet tall, made of fiberglass, and perched on the lip of a volcanic crater.
The GI Machine Shop worked closely with Jeff Rothman to fabricate the UV lightbox and refine details.
A study published in the journal Nature Communication shows that body sizes are declining in four species of Pacific salmon because the fish are returning younger than they used to.