Strait Science

The Strait Science Series lectures are presented by Northwest Campus and Alaska Sea Grant to promote understanding between citizens of the Bering Strait region and the researchers who frequent the Seward Peninsula.

If you would like to participate/present in the lecture series, please contact Gay Sheffield, the local MAP agent in Nome.

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Current events

Tundra be Dammed! Beavers of the Arctic Flyer
Tundra be Dammed! Beavers of the Arctic - 10/06/22

Thursday, October 6 | 6:30pm | ONLINE ON ZOOM OR VIA PHONE

Beavers are moving north and changing the tundra landscape as they use their engineering skills. Using satellite imagery, researchers have evidence of beavers moving westward and constructing ponds across the Seward Peninsula over the past 50 years. Come hear about Ken's fieldwork and how the beavers' busy activities affect our permafrost as they move across the tundra. Ken will share pictures from the region and you can share your own beaver stories!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 824 5220 9261, Passcode: 018595
Or call: 253-215-8782

Ken Tape is a Research Associate Progessor with the UAF Geophysical Institute and has been studying the Arctic and how it is changing since 2000.

Past events

Tech Innovations in Alaska's Oil Spill Response

09/29/2022

Harmful Algae in Western AK: 2022 Bloom Event

09/16/2022

 

 

Young Hunters: Walrus Summit - Navigating to a Bright Future

08/25/2022

NOAA's Arctic Goals

08/18/2022

Belugas in Norton Sound: How Do We Count 'Em - and Why?

08/11/2022

2022 NOAA Trawl Survey: A Mid-Survey Update

08/04/2022

Seward Peninsula: A Wetter Or Drier Future?

07/20/2022

A Smoky Start to July: How Did Far Away Fumes Arrive?

07/14/2022

Honoring Heroes: Rescue By Gambell Guardsmen

07/07/2022

Bering Strait Birds: Avian Flu + Die-Off Events

05/26/2022

Sea Ice Radar: Coming to Nome!

05/18/2022

Bering Sea Ice Seals: Researchers Return!

05/11/2022

Oculus Gliders: Drones Off Nome's Shores

04/28/2022

The Shark Side: Meet Our Salmon Shark

04/17/2022

Wild Weather Winter '21-'22 in Western AK

04/07/2022

Harmful Algae, The Arctic Food Web + Summer 2019

03/31/2022

Ice Seals: Research in the New North

03/24/2022

Right On The Brink: North Pacific Right Whales

03/10/2022

Update: McKay's Bunting Alaska's Island Songbird

02/16/2022

Counting Walruses: The View from Above

02/03/2022

The NMFS RAP: Give Input on Future Research Needs

01/27/2022

Troops In Nome: AK National Guard Arctic Eagle 2022

01/13/2022

USCG, Tribes, + The Bering Strait Region

12/09/2021

Sikuliaq Returns: November 2021 Report from the North

12/02/2021

2021 Surface Trawl Survey: Partnering for New Data

11/11/2021

2021 Bottom Trawl Survey: What Did They Find?

11/04/2021

Summer 2021: What Happened and Why?

10/28/2021

Will Gyrfalcons Stay?: Habitat, Diet, + Climate Change

10/21/2021

North to the Chukchi Sea: Warming Waters + Toxic Algae "Seeds"

10/14/2021

Bones Tell Stories: The Shaktoolik Archaeology Project

10/07/2021

Naval Research: Testing New Tools in the North

09/23/2021

It's in Their Bones: Walruses Past and Present

09/09/2021

NOAA + Coastal Tribes: Marine Research Coordination

08/26/2021

Arctic Raptors: Balancing Diets Amidst Change

08/18/2021

Research At Sea: Joining Forces in the North

08/12/2021

Live From R/V Sukuliaq: Mercury and Shrinking Ice

06/10/2021

Pieces of History: The Shaktoolik Archaeology Project

06/03/2021

Arctic Research Plan: How You Can Contribute

05/19/2021

Bering Strait Weather 2020 Re-Cap / 2021 Outlook

05/12/2021

Diomede's Auklets + the 2015-206 Marine Heatwave

04/29/2021

Rural Research Wins! 2020 Norton Sound King Crab Survey

04/22/2021

USCG: Protecting Alaska's Resources for the Future

04/14/2021

Alaskan Ice Seals: Rehab to Research

04/08/2021

Whales, Seals, + Walruses: Listening to Track Migration

04/01/2021

Rabid Foxes: Protect Your Kids + Pets

03/24/2021

Ice Seals: Research in the New North

03/19/2021

Spectacled Eiders: Responding to Low-Ice Habitat

02/25/2021

Endangered Species Act: Critical Habitat, Regional Animals, and You

02/19/2021

USCG Polar Star Patrol Off Western and Northern Alaska

02/12/2021

Responding to Warming Waters: Seabirds at Sea

02/11/2021

Seafloor Mapping: Evolving Technology for a New North

01/22/2021

Ocean Algae in Warming Regional Seas

01/14/2021

Bering Strait Oceanography: Local Partnership

01/07/2021

Ocean Drones: Counting Bering Sea Pollock

12/10/2020

Pink Salmon: Adapting to Warming Waters

11/12/2020

Winter 2020 Outlook: Sea Ice & Climate

10/29/2020

Alaska Seabirds & Harmful Algal Blooms

10/22/2020

Ecosystem Field Update: Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas

10/01/2020

Bering Strait Trash Talk: A Notable International Event

09/24/2020

Yellow-Billed Loons: Revealing Environmental Secrets

09/17/2020

Aleutian Terns: Who Is The "Other" Alaskan Tern

09/03/2020

Gray Whale Diet: Can Northern Bering Sea Still Feed 'em?

08/19/2020

Bering Strait Seabird Die-off: Partnering In Search Of Answers

08/13/2020

Pacific Cod: Winter Travels From The Bering Strait Region

07/28/2020

Chukchi Sea: Fin Whales What Brings Them North?

07/23/2020

Bering Strait Weather: Winter Recap, Summer Outlook

05/28/2020

Savoonga Seabirds: Clues To The Die-Off

03/30/2020

Chasing Arctic Cod: R/V Sikuliaq Reports Back

03/12/2020

Walruses, Grey Whales, & Eiders: Are Their Food Options Changing?

02/05/2020

2019 Fisheries Survey: What Did They Find?

11/07/2019

Sikuliaq Heads North: Storms, Ice, And The Food Chain

11/05/2019

Winter Sea Ice And Climate Outlook

10/24/2019