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UAF in the news: week of April 7, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Signs of the first whale hunters
Europeans who explored the Bering Sea in the 18th century marveled at the daring and prowess of Eskimo whalers, who hunted 90-ton cetaceans from open, skin-covered boats called umiaks, using little more than stone-tipped weapons and sealskin floats. Read more ...

UAF narrows search for chancellor to two
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Two men with long histories with the University of Alaska have been named as finalists for the University of Alaska Fairbanks interim chancellor position. Read more ...

Scientists take to the skies to measure Arctic air pollution
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The skies above Fairbanks are going to be a bit more crowded during the month of April. Five planes, four based in Fairbanks and one in Barrow, will be used to research the impact of air pollution on the arctic atmosphere. Read more ...

Coring the ice: an exploration northward
The Boston Globe
The first group of scientists to go out on the ice waits anxiously as the gangway is craned into place. The process of going from the ship to the ice is considerably more complicated than it looks. Read more ...

Fishery biologists are in short supply in Alaska market
Anchorage Daily News
KODIAK -- The "graying of the fleet" has been at the fore in meetings around Alaska, where stakeholders strategize ways to secure future generations of Alaska fishermen. Read more ...

Alaska Volcano Observatory celebrates 20 years
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Alaska Volcano Observatory marks its 20th anniversary this year, commemorating its contribution to the safety and well-being of the state's residents while studying the natural science and wonder of volcanoes. Read more ...