New maps available: ice trails used by Utqiaġvik whalers

Similar to previous years, we are excited to share ice trail maps used by Utqiaġvik whalers, including a map of ice thickness along the trails. Josh Jones (AAOKH) and Matt Drukenmiller (NSIDC) have taken the lead on this mapping effort, with support from Craig George, Kimberly Kivvaq Pikok, and several team members from the UAF Sea Ice group.

Best wishes for the rest of the whaling season, and quyanaqpak to Utqiaġvik whalers, the North Slope Borough, and UIC Science for their additional support of this effort!

Photo by AAOKH Observer Billy Adams, who shared on 20 April 2022: “conditions have Read full story

New addition to the AAOKH science team: Alexandra Ravelo

We are thrilled to welcome Alexandra Ravelo as a postdoctoral fellow to our AAOKH science team!

Alex shares: “I am a marine ecologist specialized in invertebrate community ecology and near shore ecosystems. My doctoral thesis focused on describing patterns of invertebrate communities on the Alaska Arctic shelves and the environmental drivers that influence community metrics and species distribution. Currently, I live in Homer where I enjoy exploring Kachemak Bay with my dog Bandit. I’m excited to join the AAOKH team as a postdoctoral fellow under the direction of Dr. Donna Hauser, and the opportunity to work in the Arctic once Read full story