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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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Date published: January 23, 2012

New Study Reveals Past and Present Erosion Hazards of the Matanuska River

In partnership with: Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Date published: January 6, 2012

Satellite Tracking Helps Russian Tanker Navigate Critical Sea Duck Habitat

On its way to deliver emergency fuel to Nome, Alaska, the Russian tanker Renda will move through an area used by wintering spectacled eiders, a federally threatened sea duck. 

Date published: December 22, 2011

New Research Shows How Much Food is Needed by Seabirds

Global seabird responses to forage fish depletion - One-third for the birds

Date published: October 25, 2011

Scientists Quantify Export Of Mercury From The Yukon River

Thawing permafrost in the Yukon River watershed may be a source of naturally occurring mercury being conveyed by rivers into the environment, according to USGS research scientists.

Date published: August 16, 2011

Pacific Walruses Studied as Sea Ice Melts

USGS Alaska Science Center researchers, in cooperation with the Native Village of Point Lay, study Pacific Walrus

Date published: August 16, 2011

Pacific Walruses Studied as Sea Ice Melts

USGS Alaska Science Center researchers, in cooperation with the Native Village of Point Lay, will attempt to attach 35 satellite radio-tags to walruses on the northwestern Alaska coast in August as part of their ongoing study of how the Pacific walrus are responding to reduced sea ice conditions in late summer and fall.

Date published: May 16, 2011

Anchors Aweigh for Alaska Sea Otter Expedition Investigating Coastal Health

The Pacific Nearshore Project is a multinational, multiagency project investigating sea otters as health indicators of coastal waters and marine resources from California north through Canada and Alaska.

Date published: May 16, 2011

Anchors Aweigh for Alaska Sea Otter Expedition Investigating Coastal Health

Marine biologists are gathering in Alaska this week to kick off a three-week expedition studying sea otters, as part of a joint U.S.-Canadian project to investigate the ecological health of the Pacific coastline.

The "Pacific Nearshore Project" is a multinational, multiagency project investigating sea otters as health indicators of coastal waters and marine resources from California nort

Date published: September 9, 2009

Opting Out of Migration: As Climate Warms, Arctic-Nesting Geese Elect to Winter in Alaska Instead of Mexico

The winter distribution of Pacific brant, a small, dark sea goose, has shifted northward from low-temperate areas such as Mexico to sub-Arctic areas as Alaska’s climate has warmed over the last four decades, according to a just-released article in Arctic.

Date published: February 18, 2009

Erosion Doubles Along Part of Alaska's Arctic Coast: Cultural and Historical Sites Lost

Coastal erosion has more than doubled in Alaska - up to 45 feet per year - in a 5-year period between 2002 and 2007 along a 40-mile stretch of the Beaufort Sea.