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UAF research vessel Sikuliaq visits Nome

R/V Sikuliaq at NomeThe research vessel Sikuliaq made port in Nome on June 24, 2018, after a cruise that began in Seward on May 31.

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Jellyfish in the Bering Sea 2018

R/V SikuliaqWhat are the implications of more jellyfish in the Bering Sea? Learn more about this project from educator Joanna Chierici in the blog "Jellyfish in the Bering Sea 2018."

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Jellyfish numbers rising in Bering Sea; scientists studying potential impacts

R/V SikuliaqDavis Hovey of KNOM Radio Mission posted a story about the increase of jellyfish in the Bering Sea and an NSF–funded research team aboard Sikuliaq studying causes and implications.

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Scientists study spring transition in Bering Strait waters

R/V SikuliaqGabe Colombo of KNOM Radio Mission posted a story about the warming of the Bering Sea and research done aboard Sikuliaq.

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Awaken from thy slumber—A Sikuliaq blog post

working on R/V Sikuliaq, photo by Brendan SmithBrendan Smith tells of the first few days of Sikuliaq's cruise from Seward in early June, part of NPRB's Arctic Program research.

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UAF joins international consortium of icebreaker operators

SikuliaqThe University of Alaska Fairbanks and the research vessel Sikuliaq will join 13 other partners from Europe and Canada in the newly formed Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium, which supports planning and implementation of Arctic research cruises.

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Research ship will avoid disrupting Alaska Native hunters

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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