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#07-09-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Those XtraTufs may say something about 'you', says study
Alaska Dispatch | Jul 07, 2012
Fashion is starting to make its mark in Alaska. Anchorage, for example, has been called the worst dressed city in America, but also one of the hippest. With all this fashion hype, it's become critical to examine those Xtra Tuffs in the closet. What does your choice in footwear really say about you? Radio Canada Reports on the Journal of Research in Personality's latest study...

Kenai River salmon dipnetting season opens Tuesday
Thousands expected to swoop down on popular red salmon site.
Anchorage Daily News
Published: July 8th, 2012 08:40 PM
Last Modified: July 8th, 2012 08:40 PM
Every year, some 1.5 million red salmon enter the Kenai River. And every year, hundreds of thousands are caught with dipnets near the mouth of the river.....

Safe harbor
Posted: July 5, 2012 - 12:02am
By Amy Fletcher
When you look at the photographs in Joel Mundy‘s “Harbors” exhibit, opening Friday at the Rookery, at first you’re not sure what you’re seeing. They look almost like paintings, too richly layered to be photos. The effect is achieved through a technique called high dynamic range photography or HDR, and it involves merging multiple exposures of the same frame into one image. Some of the layers are over exposed, to let in as much light as....

Arctic exploration: Chinese icebreaker heads for Bering Strait
Mia Bennett | Eye on the Arctic | Jul 08, 2012
The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long has departed Shanghai for a three-month expedition that will take it to the Arctic. Some 120 people are on board, including scientists from France, Denmark, Iceland and Taiwan. According to China Daily, researchers will study the effects of changes in the Arctic ecosystem on the climate of...

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