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UAF photo by Dyre Oliver Dammann.
Barrow residents building a trail through the sea ice.

Unmanned aircraft used to survey ice for whalers

UAF map by Eyal Saiet. This topographic map of the ice north of Barrow in April was shared with whaling crew captains. Researchers used an unmanned aircraft to...

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Seventeen trillion wingbeats over Alaska

Seventeen trillion wingbeats over Alaska

Photo by Ned Rozell One of Alaska’s 17 trillion mosquitoes finds a meal. And they are here. Sluggish mosquitoes, sprung from the leaves where they overwintered....

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New exhibit puts Alaska dinosaurs in the spotlight

New exhibit puts Alaska dinosaurs in the spotlight

An exhibit opening May 23 at the University of Alaska Museum of the North reveals the story of the animals and plants that lived in Alaska during the Age of Dinosaurs....

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Researcher helps understand vast under-ocean waves

Researcher helps understand vast under-ocean waves

The University of Alaska Fairbanks lent both brain and supercomputing power to a recently published international study of the life cycle of massive under-the-ocean...

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This otolith has been extracted from a fish. It is still within its fluid sac which is surrounded on the outside by blood vessels. Otoliths help fish with hearing and balance.

Chemical tags in ear bones track Alaska’s Bristol Bay salmon

Photo by Sean Brennan This otolith has been extracted from a fish. It is still within its fluid sac which is surrounded on the outside by blood vessels. Otoliths...

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Artwork found at ancient house site

Artwork found at ancient house site

Ned Rozell 907-474-7468 5/8/2015 Photo by Ben PotterStudents working at the Mead Site in Interior Alaska with archaeologist Chuck Holmes, who is at far left. At...

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Researcher helps watch for floods in Alaska

Researcher helps watch for floods in Alaska

These images compare the Yukon River near the village of Eagle on May 3 (left) and May 5, 2015 (right). White areas show ice and the brown areas, open water. International...

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Sea Star with lesions. Photo by Brenda Konar

Wasting found in multiple Kachemak Bay sea stars

Photo by Brenda KonarA sea star photographed on Elephant Island in Kachemak Bay this spring displays lesions typically caused by wasting disease. Deborah Mercy 907-274-9698 ...

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Alaska high school students win top honors for research

Alaska high school students win top honors for research

West Valley High School science teacher Gregory Kahoe, Petersburg High School student Ian Fleming, West Valley student Michael Kaden-Hoffmann and Alaska Statewide...

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Unmanned aircraft group part of FAA Center of Excellence

Unmanned aircraft group part of FAA Center of Excellence

Eyal Saiet, a researcher with the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, works with the Ptarmigan unmanned aircraft in Barrow, Alaska. Sue Mitchell 907-474-5823 ...

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