Tag Archives: Alaska

Photo of the Week: Here’s Looking at – Who?

Counting birds is harder than its sounds when your place of observation is the ocean, not a bird feeder.  This week’s photo features Brian Hoover of the Vertebrate Ecology Lab up in Alaska looking for a clue – to what … Continue reading

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Safety at Sea

by Nate Jones, Vertebrate Ecology Lab (still in the Bering Sea)   … Of course the bad weather I’ve been writing about was nothing compared to what happens on the Bering during the months of February or March, and the Gold … Continue reading

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Into the storm

…Our research cruise on the Gold Rush got off to a bumpy start.  We were delayed in leaving Dutch Harbor after working to attach the acoustic equipment, rig up our nets, and wire our electronic devices into the ship’s circuitry.  … Continue reading

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Bumpy Bering Sea Summer

Don’t trust that twinkle in Jacques Cousteau’s eye! And, don’t be fooled by the idyllic photo that my friend Amanda M. took at her field site on Palmyra Atoll… I’m here to remind everyone that Marine Science is not always … Continue reading

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Unimak Bliss – A Dizzy Dance of Birds and Whales

by Nate Jones, Vertebrate Ecology Lab (Note:  I last posted about my Alaskan surveys  loooong ago in October, with a post about how stormy it’d been out on the Bering Sea…) 10 June, 2008: Today has been marvelous.  The storm … Continue reading

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Birds of the Bering Sea: Shipping out of Dutch Harbor

by Nathan Jones, Vertebrate Ecology Lab June 2, 2008.  Dutch Harbor, Alaska and the R/V Oscar Dyson – We arrived in Dutch Harbor very late, indeed.  I think it was after 1 am when I finally unlocked the door to … Continue reading

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Birds of the Bering Sea: Packing Light and Taking Flight

Editor’s note: Graduate student Nathan Jones will be spending summer 2008 aboard a research vessel studying seabirds in the Alaskan Bering Sea. During his occasional access to internet, he will send back dispatches that we will post here. This is … Continue reading

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