USGS Arctic Research
The USGS and its partners are addressing important issues in a rapidly changing Arctic.
USGS studies living things – plants, animals, bacteria, and more – and their interactions with each other, humans, and the landscape
Strait Science Lecture Series
View video talks about harmful algal toxins and seabirds, avian influenza in wild birds and mammals, and population dynamics of Pacific walrus
Interviews with USGS Scientists
View videos about four research programs at the Alaska Science
Alaska Science Center
The mission of the Alaska Science Center is to provide objective and timely data, information, and research findings about the earth and its flora and fauna to Federal, State, and local resource managers and the public to support sound decisions regarding natural resources, natural hazards, and ecosystems in Alaska and circumpolar regions. We have offices in Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks.
In the Spotlight
Adult female and juvenile Pacific walruses reside in the northern Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea in the late spring and summer. Learn more about walrus research cruises in Alaska and the questions scientists are answering in our USGS Q&A series.
Current Water Conditions
Explore real-time Alaska streamflow, groundwater, and water-quality conditions and access data with our new interactive map application.