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  • Walruses near Nome, Photo by Tanja Schollmeier

    Walruses near Nome, Photo by Tanja Schollmeier

  • Eric Collins cuts off the bottom of a sea ice core containing sea ice algae. Image courtesy of Eric Collins

    Eric Collins cuts off the bottom of a sea ice core containing sea ice algae. Image courtesy of Eric Collins

  • Nemertean worms, sea stars and sea urchins from shallow waters around McMurdo Sound Antarctica. Photo by Brenda Konar

    Nemertean worms, sea stars and sea urchins from shallow waters around McMurdo Sound Antarctica. Photo by Brenda Konar

  • Brian Ulaski holds up a water sample from the CTD that he will filter for microbes. Photo courtesy of Caitlin Bailey, GFOE, The Hidden Ocean 2016: Chukchi Borderlands

    Brian Ulaski holds up a water sample from the CTD that he will filter for microbes. Photo courtesy of Caitlin Bailey, GFOE, The Hidden Ocean 2016: Chukchi Borderlands

  • Sockeye Salmons - Photo by John Simeone

    Sockeye Salmons - Photo by John Simeone

At the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, we challenge our students to explore academically, geographically and culturally. We are a community of scholars that provide opportunities for students to learn and conduct research in some of the most beautiful and pristine locations in the world.


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Lifelong fascination with nature drew Rivera to Alaska

One of Patricia Rivera’s most vivid childhood memories is from a family trip to a beautiful white sand beach in Panama, near their home at Fort Gulick Army base. Rivera, who was about four years old at the time, remembers playing in the clear, bright ocean water that was no more than knee deep. Behind her, a long line of young stingrays sunbathed, offset in what seemed to be a purposeful pattern.

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Staff snapshot – Karl Wuoti

Fiscal technician Karl Wuoti makes his living working with numbers, but don’t picture him as a buttoned-down, desk-bound kind of guy.

Raised on a small family corn farm in Massachusetts, Karl was working on his BA in Business Management at the University of Massachusetts when a friend told him about an opening for a summer job as a glacier guide in Juneau. “It was a toss-up between the glacier job and being a river rafting guide in New England,” Karl says.

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Long-term site status will boost Gulf of Alaska studies

A 20-year effort by University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers to monitor the northern Gulf of Alaska’s animals and environmental markers will soon expand.

The National Science Foundation has designated the northern gulf as a Long-Term Ecological Research site and will provide grant money for future science in the area. It is one of two new LTER sites. Each will receive $5.6 million in funding over five years.

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PO Box 757220
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7220

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