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UAF in the news: Week of May 1, 2006

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Fat the only fuel for migrating salmon
"ĻAs you read this, salmon are darting through the deep blue ocean off Alaska, eating everything they can catch. Some of those brilliant silver fish are packing on fat to power them 1,500 miles up the Yukon, past Eagle and well into Canada. They will not eat during the journey. Read more ...

Augustine Volcano danger level downgraded
The Alaska Volcano Observatory has downgraded the Augustine Volcano. Read more ...

Webcam helps Barrow whalers find whales
Anchorage Daily News
Whalers in Barrow still hunt bowheads from skin boats and lean on the wisdom of elders to decode the treacherous whims of the frozen Arctic Ocean. Read more ...

Research cash arrives
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
An earmark that Alaska Rep. Don Young placed in last year's federal highway bill paid off for the University of Alaska this week. The U.S. Department of Transportation gave the university $1.56 million for a new National University Transportation Center. Read more ...

With film in works, 'Into the Wild' author should correct error
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
UPDATE: With the movie version of "Into the Wild" now in production, author Jon Krakauer should use this opportunity to release a new edition of his best-selling book, correcting a serious error that has appeared in every copy sold during the past decade.Read more ...

Morels likely to be harder to find this year than last
Anchorage Daily News
Alaska's mushroom experts are predicting a less-than-banner year for harvesting morels since most are expected to grow well off the state's road system. Read more ...

Fairbanks students earn honors at prestigious science event
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
WINNERS: Past performance is no guarantee of future results, but you've got to think that Kennan Jeannet and Harpreet Sangha have a good chance at the International Science and Engineering Fair next week in Indianapolis. Read more ...