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UAF research vessel launches Bering research program


August 3, 2017

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The University of Alaska Fairbanks research vessel, Sikuliaq, recently completed the first cruise of its spring and summer research program in the Bering and Chukchi seas.

University scientists and researchers from the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences spent the month of June aboard Sikuliaq studying spring productivity and food web dynamics as well as the negative effects that disappearing sea ice cover may have on Arctic habitats.

This 20-day voyage had scientists at sea between St. Lawrence Island and Point Hope. The crew was made up of 12 scientists, eig...

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