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The new invasive bryozoan, Bugula neritina. (Courtesy Photo | Melissa Frey, Royal B.C. Museum via University of Alaska)

Invasive invertebrate discovered near Ketchikan

They’re called sea lace, moss animals and Bugula neritina to scientists — and they’re not supposed to be here. But they are here, scientists say.… Continue reading

 

A panel of experts on Arctic issues convened in Juneau on Thursday at a meeting of the Hyrdographic Services Review Panel. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Ocean minds tackle Arctic marine traffic bump

Sea ice in the Arctic is melting earlier in the spring and forming later in the fall, allowing ships more time to navigate ice-free waterways.… Continue reading

 

NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel meets this week at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

As sea levels rise, more data needed, experts say

Alaska’s ability to measure coastal sea levels suffers from a lack of resources, experts say, at a time when many coastal communities face imminent threats… Continue reading

NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel meets this week at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
This July 10, 2008 photo made with a fisheye lens shows ice floes in Baffin Bay above the Arctic Circle, seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker. (Associated Press | Louis S. St-Laurent)

NOAA to work on Arctic at Juneau panel

Meetings this week in Juneau will help shape the future of marine navigation in the Arctic and around Alaska. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s… Continue reading

This July 10, 2008 photo made with a fisheye lens shows ice floes in Baffin Bay above the Arctic Circle, seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker. (Associated Press | Louis S. St-Laurent)