Scientists explore how Elodea, an invasive aquatic plant species, effects juvenile salmon growth
Decline in Yukon River Chinook Salmon
Study confirms poor marine nutrition and freshwater heat stress affects population levels
The North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database (NPPSD) version 4 is live
NPPSD is powerful tool that includes observations of nearly 21 million birds of 252 species collected over the span of 50 years (from 1973 to 2022)
Q&A with Scientists: Improving Surveys of Geese in Alaska with Aerial Imagery
Thousands of geese gather at Izembek Lagoon in Alaska every fall in preparation for migration
USGS Contributes to the 2022 Arctic Report Card
See chapters on Seabird Die-offs in the Bering and Chukchi Seas and Arctic Geese of North America
USGS Scientists Using High Resolution SAR Satellite Imagery to Study Pacific Walruses
The sub-meter resolution of current SAR instruments offers new directions for walrus research
First Detailed Map of the Entire Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault System
One of the world’s most seismically active strike-slip faults
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
Brown Bear-Sea Otter interactions at Katmai National Park: USGS Alaska Science Center researchers worked with colleagues at the National Park Service and Washington State University on a study that documents brown bear predation on sea otters and harbor seals at Katmai National Park.
Current Water Conditions
Explore real-time Alaska streamflow, groundwater, and water-quality conditions and access data with our new interactive map application.