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News Releases are timely, official communications produced by the Alaska Science Center that are targeted for use by the news media in reporting information on scientific findings or program activities.

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USGS aids storm response to Extratropical Typhoon Merbok in Alaska

In September 2022, the west coast of Alaska was struck by Extratropical Typhoon Merbok, generating significant storm surge that caused severe flooding...

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Population declines in Alaska beluga whale population may be linked to low birth and survival rates

Researchers studied over a decade of photographic records of individual whales and determined that belugas in Alaska's Cook Inlet have relatively low...

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Mapping the Entire Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault System

A recently completed series of data publications led by the U.S. Geological Survey represents the first time the fault has been mapped using...

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Beautiful geonarrative published about decades old USGS Benchmark Glacier Project

A new, beautiful geonarrative titled “The Glacier-Climate Connection” describes the USGS Benchmark Glacier Project— one of the longest running studies...

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Juvenile bar-tailed godwit "B6" Sets World Record

A four-month-old bar-tailed godwit known as B6 set a new world record by completing a non-stop 11-day migration of 8,425 miles from Alaska to Tasmania...

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Without Sea Ice, More Polar Bears Spend Time Onshore, Increasing Potential for Human Interaction

As sea ice declines, more polar bears are coming onshore each summer and staying longer, increasing the potential for more human-bear interactions.

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Polar Bear Hair Sheds Light on Seal Populations Under the Arctic Sea Ice

Researchers studied chemical signatures in polar bear hair to determine that the apex predators are changing their diet in response to prey (mostly...

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Revisiting a Marine Mammal Mystery, with the Help of New Data and Powerful Statistics

New techniques and a massive dataset have helped USGS scientists and partners determine why sea otter populations in southwest Alaska collapsed in the...

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Friday's Findings - September 30th 2022

Title: Investigating the Responses of Caribou to Changing Habitat Conditions in the Arctic 

Date: September 30th at 2:00 pm Eastern

Speaker: Hea...

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Publications Contribute to Strategic Framework for the Alaska Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (Earth MRI)

Minerals are a part of our daily lives. Critical minerals, sometimes referred to as strategic and critical, are mineral commodities that are vital to...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law helping Alaska map critical mineral resources

RESTON, Va.—The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced today that Alaska will receive more than $6.75 million to conduct geologic mapping, airborne...

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