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Research ship will avoid disrupting Alaska Native hunters

by Lauren Frisch

Scientists using the research vessel Sikuliaq have a new process to avoid disrupting Alaska Native hunters in coastal communities.

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Sikuliaq rescues $200,000 glider with makeshift scoop

Slocum glider
Kate Slocum

Crew members and scientists aboard the research vessel Sikuliaq recovered a $200,000 University of Alaska Fairbanks-owned underwater glider that stopped communicating in August.

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Virtual tour of R/V Sikuliaq

 virtual tour of R/V Sikuliaq

 Virtual tour of R/V Sikuliaq

This virtual tour of R/V Sikuliaq was created by Kim Kenny, who will be communicating on behalf of the Dynamic Arctic cruise on Sikuliaq this August. More information on their cruise can be found at thedynamicarctic.com.

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Spring Sikuliaq cruise launches new Bering, Chukchi research program

Associate professor Sarah Hardy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, at left, and her sediment team filter out a multicore mud sample on board the research vessel Sikuliaq in June. Photo by Brendan Smith.
Russ Hopcroft, professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, looks for different species of zooplankton in a water sample while on board the research vessel Sikuliaq in June. Photo by Brendan Smith

by Lauren Frisch

Associate professor Sarah Hardy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, at left, and her sediment team filter out a multicore mud sample on board the research vessel Sikuliaq in June. Photo by Brendan Smith.

University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists have completed the first cruise in a new comprehensive program studying late spring dynamics in the Bering and Chukchi seas.

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North Pacific Research Board’s Arctic Program blog highlights recent Sikuliaq cruise in Bering, Chukchi seas

Brittany Jones carries a sediment core after a multi-core deployment. Jones studied energy needs for two Chukchi Sea clams during the June 2017 Sikuliaq cruise. Photo by Brendan Smith.
Peter Shipton carts into position the first of six moorings to be deployed during the cruise. Photo by Brendan Smith.

A blog created by the North Pacific Research Board and moderated by NPRB Communications and Outreach Director Brendan Smith documents a June 2017 cruise on R/V Sikuliaq, led by College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences professor Seth Danielson. This cruise was part of the new NPRB Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program, a five-year program focusing on how reduced sea ice influences the Arctic marine ecosystem.

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Arctic Program Begins Sampling June 9 — Connect Via Arctic Blog & Social Media

Photo Credit: Mark Teckenbrock

Beginning in June, the North Pacific Research Board’s (NPRB) Arctic Program, will commence field collection aboard R/V Sikuliaq—the first of several research cruises planned during spring, summer, and fall seasons of 2017-2019.

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Sikuliaq visit brings science outreach to rural Alaska

Photo by Lauren Frisch The building that once housed Golovin’s fish processing plant was functional until 2012, but gradual erosion of the coastline has damaged its foundation to the point where it is no longer usable.
Photo by Lauren Frisch As the shoreline erodes, more buildings are relocating to uphill locations in the village of Golovin.

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During a visit to Golovin, Alaska, in October 2016, a local resident sat down with me and walked me through a series of photographs.

R/V Sikuliaq Readiness Tested in Arctic Ice Trials

The Sikuliaq travels through icy water during a past science mission. Photo courtesy of Mark Teckenbrock.

The original story can be found in Witness the Arctic.

by Lauren Frisch

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