KUAC reports that technical problems have resulted in the new National Science Foundation vessel over-wintering in the Great Lakes.
The Sikuliaq is the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ new 261-foot research vessel. It launched last year in Michigan almost a year ago, but is now spending the winter undergoing trials. The vessel will call Seward home when it finally makes it to Alaska.
Here’s a video produced by the NSF on the vessel’s design and construction.
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- Scientists are trying to learn how to prevent botulism in seal oil, a main ingredient in many traditional Alaska Native foods.
- Alaska's earthquake simulator will visit Wednesday, Aug. 31, to Thursday, Sept. 1, in downtown Juneau giving residents some emergency preparedness practice at an event that promises to shake, rattle and roll.
- The creator of the Facebook page the Juneau Community Collective is running for public office and that created a problem. He had to figure out how to continue moderating political comments on the page without falling into a conflict of interest.