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1 hour radio show highlights Alaska ocean acidification researchers and fishermen

October 30, 2017

The local radio station out of Cordova, KLAM, aired a 1-hour show on October 30, highlighting ocean acidification in Alaska, the science behind the issue, perspectives from the fishing community, and resources from the network.

Link: 1 hour radio show highlights Alaska ocean acidification researchers and fishermen

These ocean drones are trawling for climate change data

October 27, 2017

A fleet of unmanned boats is traveling from the Arctic to the equator, gathering vital data on climate change.

The autonomous vessels -- called "Saildrones" -- resemble bright red surfboards. Each is fitted with a 20-foot-high carbon fiber sail, and 16 sensors that test variables including carbon dioxide, acidity, currents and water temperature.

Link: These ocean drones are trawling for climate change data

A U.S. Collaboration Between Military and Research Science

October 18, 2017

Warming in Arctic ecosystems over the last several decades threatens animals and people alike, while melting ice has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in maritime activity. Yet study of the Arctic has been limited by its location and extreme weather conditions. New technologies and capabilities are necessary to operate in the region, and as attention to the high north grows, researchers and engineers are finding opportunities to expand their work despite uncertain funding. Tight budgets have pushed scientists to partner with institutions such as the U.S. Coast Guard in order to conduc... more

Link: A U.S. Collaboration Between Military and Research Science

Historical data: Hidden in the past

September 22, 2017

In 2012, Ruth Thurstan turned to an unconventional source to study fishing: old newspapers. She wanted to know when people had started catching substantial numbers of snapper (Pagrus auratus), a fish species abundant off Australia's coast, and how much effort was needed at the time to catch them. But available detailed data stretched back only to the late 1980s. T

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Alaska ferry to host long-distance ocean acidification study

September 15, 2017

The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Columbia will be part of an international science experiment starting this fall when it resumes its weekly run between Bellingham, Wash., and Southeast Alaska.

Link: Alaska ferry to host long-distance ocean acidification study

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