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2015 News Archive

"Jellies, Octopuses, and Sea Stars, Oh My!"

3 August 2015

Acidification takes toll on Beaufort Sea; threats loom in Chukchi and Bering

17 June 2015

Alaska researchers may use drones to study otters

10 June 2015

SFOS Gulf Watch Alaska researchers find evidence of Seastar Wasting Disease in Kachemak Bay

15 May 2015

Symposium offers information on data-poor fisheries

6 May 2015
ASG—Alaska Sea Grant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is hosting the 30th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, titled Tools and Strategies for Assessment and Management of Data-Limited Fish Stocks May 12-15 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage.

Sharks prey on large king salmon in the Bering Sea

6 May 2015
Fisheries—Research has revealed another potential reason for low king salmon returns in Alaska sharks. University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Andrew Seitz made the discovery when he noticed some unusual temperature readings from pop-up satellite tags on large king salmon in the Bering Sea.

Fisheries graduate student receives prestigious NSF fellowship

21 April 2015
Fisheries—The National Science Foundation awarded two University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate students and a UAF alumnus with its prestigious 2015 Graduate Research Fellowships. School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences doctoral student Wendel Raymond is one of the recipients.

Research identifies factors affecting salmon spawning

16 April 2015
Fisheries—Warmer water and smaller run sizes can increase the rates at which salmon spawn away from their home streams, according to a study led by University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Peter Westley.

Marine Touch Tank Featured at Upcoming Science Potpourri

8 April 2015
GPMSL—The Scientific Diving class collected marine invertebrates from Kasitsna Bay last month that will populate a touch tank at the annual Science Potpourri on Saturday afternoon in the Reichardt Building.

AGU story on new Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences report featured Sikuliaq photo

3 April 2015
SFOS—American Geophysical Union featured a photo of the R/V Sikuliaq in a recent Eos Buzz story about the groundbreaking Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences produced earlier this year by the National Research Council.

Alaska residents meet Sikuliaq

19 February 2015

New Gulf of Alaska research videos have been released by the Gulf of Alaska Integrated Ecosystem Research Program

5 February 2015

Research vessel Sikuliaq arriving in Alaska

4 February 2015
SIKULIAQ—The University of Alaska Fairbanks will welcome the research vessel Sikuliaq home to Alaska waters with a series of public events and tours as it makes its way to its homeport in Seward.

New publication available "Sustaining the Yukon River Chinook System: A Resilience Approach"

30 January 2015
SFOS—Two dozen scientists, managers, stakeholders, and graduate students met at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for an invitational workshop titled Fostering Resilience in Yukon River Chinook to brainstorm new ideas to foster long-term survival of both Chinook (King) Salmon stocks and rural communities that depend upon them. Some of their approaches are outlined in the workshop-derived booklet Sustaining the Yukon River Chinook System: A Resilience Approach.

Students showcase research at Alaska Marine Science Symposium

29 January 2015
SFOS—University of Alaska Fairbanks students dominated the student awards at the 2015 Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage Jan. 19 22. School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences students won both categories for oral presentations. Four of the five poster awards were also awarded to UAF students.

UAF seeking dean for School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

20 January 2015

First High Frequency Radars installed in Antarctica

8 January 2015
IMS—Oceanographers Peter Winsor and Hank Statscewich of the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently embarked on an adaptive sampling adventure with Adelie penguins in Antarctica. The researchers are part of a team deploying a coordinated ocean observing network to better understand ecological connections along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. In November, they installed the first High Frequency Radar units in Antarctica.