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  • ‘Microbial Worlds’ exhibit returns to UAF

    ‘Microbial Worlds’ exhibit returns to UAF

    June 18, 2019

    The collaborative art-science exhibit, "In a Time of Change: Microbial Worlds," is returning to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for a second summer.
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  • Monitoring a mystery bird in Yakutat

    Monitoring a mystery bird in Yakutat

    June 14, 2019

    On sandy barrier islands between mountains and the sea, two different birds that look alike lay their eggs side by side. Biologists here are learning more about the less common, more mysterious one — the Aleutian tern.
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  • Big whales eat tiny fish at hatchery buffets

    Big whales eat tiny fish at hatchery buffets

    June 12, 2019

    At the Hidden Falls Hatchery in Chatham Strait, three whales have tapped into a yearly all-you-can-eat buffet. The whales have learned that the hatchery releases juvenile salmon in the same place each summer, providing a reliable snack for the roaming predators.
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  • UAF’s first class of veterinary students makes history

    UAF’s first class of veterinary students makes history

    June 06, 2019

    At age three, Liz Millman knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. Today, Millman is part of the first class of graduates from the collaborative veterinary program offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Colorado State University.
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