UAF researchers and their commercial partners are the first US team to measure carbon dioxide in the ocean using a remotely operated underwater vehicle.
By the end of the decade, plastic waste going into the world’s oceans could weigh half as much as the total amount of seafood coming out of them. That’s one finding of a new federal study mandated by the 2020 Save Our Seas 2.0 Act.
Alaska’s oldest salmon hatchery is getting a makeover. The Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC), on the historic campus of Sheldon Jackson College, just received a $500,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to pay for plumbing, electricity, and safety upgrades.
The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) announced that the Marine Arctic Ecosystem Study is the 2019 recipient of the NOPP Excellence in Partnering Award.
In August, UAF scientist Ben Jones was hiking near Drew Point on the northern coast of Alaska. He noticed pilot Jim Webster walking toward him, while flicking a little yellow frisbee his way.
Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks are mapping oil and gas seeps off Alaska’s coast to better understand hydrocarbon resources and seafloor ecosystems.
Alaska Sea Grant and the Aleutians East Borough will partner on a project to launch a pilot seaweed farm near Sand Point on the Alaska Peninsula, with a $99,800 grant from National Sea Grant, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
New seafloor maps show for the first time the course of ancient ice masses. They show how they shaped essential habitat for the western Gulf of Alaska’s abundant fish, seabirds, and marine mammals.
Two rare, deep-dwelling skate species have been recorded for the first time in Alaska and British Columbia waters: the fine-spined skate and the Pacific white skate.
LeConte Glacier near Petersburg is the farthest-south glacier that spills into the sea on this side of the equator. Where that ice tongue dips into salty water, scientists recently measured melting much greater than predicted.