Narwhals stay active and close to shore to avoid killer whales that have begun to enter areas with declining sea ice cover in Canada’s eastern Arctic, according to a study led by a University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist.
The University of Alaska Museum of the North and the University of Alaska Fairbanks 4-H program are looking for volunteers to work with school students in community after-school programs.
There is excitement in the air on the first practice-run day for the Borealis Bistro, as tablecloths are arranged, silverware is wrapped in bundles and students don their serving aprons. In the back, food is being plated to perfection and drinking glasses are stacked in an orderly manner.
A 19th-century painting on display at the University of Alaska Museum of the North through the end of February depicts the 1867 signing of the treaty to purchase Alaska. It will tour the state to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the event.
Two new agents with the Cooperative Extension Service in Fairbanks will lead community programs in nutrition, health and gardening. Leslie Shallcross, a health, home and family development agent, and horticulturist Julie Riley previously served with the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Extension office in Anchorage.
Deadlines are fast approaching for two prestigious fellowships offered by Alaska Sea Grant, a partnership between the University of Alaska Fairbanks and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The second-largest earthquake on the planet in 1904 happened somewhere in Alaska. It could have been St. Michael, Rampart, Fairbanks, Coldfoot or a place called Sunrise on the Kenai Peninsula. People felt the magnitude 7.3 at each place.