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earthquake
It's said that only two things are certain in life—death and taxes. But in Alaska, there's one more—earthquakes. Visit our newest web site and find out how to prepare for and respond to earthquakes and tsunamis.

earthquake



NOSB
New teams, new challenges! Check out what's happening with Alaska's regional competition in this year's National Ocean Science Bowl extravaganza, an exciting and unique ocean science quiz bowl and art competition for Alaska high school students.

NOSB



seal hounds
Finding ringed seals that live under the snow and ice of the frozen Arctic Ocean might seem an impossible job. But for researchers Brendan Kelly and Lori Quakenbush of the University of Alaska Fairbanks it's a job made easier with the help of man's best friend.

seal hounds



diving
If your image of a scientist is someone who wears a lab coat and peers into a microscope all day, listen to these jaw-dropping accounts of life as a research diver in the Arctic and Antarctic by Dr. Brenda Konar of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her underwater exploits—including brushes with death—were revealed recently in an interview broadcast on Radio Marinara, a marine news program on Radio 3RRR in Melbourne, Australia.

RealAudio, part one (apx. 14 min.)
RealAudio, part two (apx. 7:30 min.)

Read about Dr. Konar's latest adventure aboard Aquarius, the world's only underwater research habitat.

Konar


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