Inside the Alaska State Virology Laboratory, people are busy testing swabs for COVID-19, the unseen entity that has taken over 2020.
At the beginning, in late March of 2019, there were two characters in the drama: the dark-eyed female, smaller of body, her sides black as well as orange; and the dashing male. He was larger, his coat a brilliant orange, with black highlights on his flowing tail, feet and ears.
The Alaska blackfish is an evolutionary loner that fins through lakes and tundra ponds across much of the state. Not much larger than a banana, the fish is different from others in the state because in addition to gathering oxygen through its gills, it can pull oxygen from free air.
Most of the large animals that have walked the surface of Earth the last 100,000 years are no longer here. Why?
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has received a five-year, $16 million grant to increase the diversity and research capacity of undergraduate students in its biomedical programs.
A few times each week, someone carries something dead or alive through the doors of the UA Museum of the North, hoping an expert can identify it…
In 1960 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game conducted a wolf-planting experiment on Coronation Island in southeast Alaska. Alaska’s only wolf-stocking experiment taught biologists the importance of habitat size.
Humans have for a long time admired the design of this creature, one that can fly backwards and zigzag with abrupt turns.
A collaborative, cross-school program helps Alaska grow its own veterinarians and for local clinics to make an investment in the future workforce.
On sandy barrier islands between mountains and the sea, two different birds that look alike lay their eggs side-by-side. Biologists here are learning more about the less-common, more mysterious one.