by GRPVT PLUS 3 hours 4 minutes ago Dr. Paul Shepson, Head of the Chemistry Department at Purdue, takes off in the "Duchess" to capture air molecule samples around the northern tip of Alaska. Shepson and many other scientists spent February and March in Barrow, Alaska this year. They continue to study sea ice and the effects it will have on the climate when it melts.
LAINE WELCH Image via Wikipedia FISHERIES Published: November 7th, 2009 10:10 PM Last Modified: November 7th, 2009 10:12 PM KODIAK -- Kodiak and Alaska Peninsula crabbers got some good news last week -- bigger catch quotas for bairdi Tanner crab, a mid-January fishery important to local economies. Bairdi are the larger cousins of the better-known opilio Tanners, or snow crab. The bairdi boost stems from a big pulse of new crab recruits that biologists have been tracking for years. "That is what's fueling the increase in the harvest this year. We're just getting the very beginning of that year class," said......... http://www.adn.com/money/welch/story/1004091.html