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August 17, 2003


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'The woods are lovely dark & deep...'
by Gigi Pilcher

Ketchikan: Front page photo - This photo was taken at Ward Lake recently...
Sunday - August 17, 2003 - 12:45 pm

Korovin Volcano, Atka Island.
Photo by Jennifer Reynolds (UAF SFOS).

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Last updated: Thursday - August 14, 2003 - 2:10 pm

Alaska: Scientists map state's first known geologically active undersea volcano - An active undersea volcano, the first to be discovered in Alaska's Aleutian Islands region, was successfully mapped in late June by researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in Auke Bay, Alaska.

"This is significant, not just to science and to our understanding of volcanoes, but also because this volcano appears to be geologically active," said Dr. Jennifer Reynolds, the expedition's chief scientist. Reynolds is a marine geologist with Global Undersea Research Unit at the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

Dr. Tracy Vallier, a geologist retired from the United States Geological Survey, participated in the mapping expedition. Vallier directed undersea research programs in the Aleutians and Bering Sea during the 1970s and 1980s.

The unnamed volcano lies in the northwest portion of Amchitka Pass, southeast of Semisopochnoi Island in the Aleutians. The volcano was discovered in 2002 by NMFS biologists studying deep-sea corals. - Click here to read more...
Sunday - August 17, 2003 - 12:45 pm

Metlakatla: Metlakatla opens bottled water plant - The Metlakatla Indian Community has started a water-bottling plant that managers hope eventually will employ two shifts of eight to 10 people. - Click here to read more...
Fairbanks Daily News Miner - Sunday - August 17, 2003

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Ketchikan:Gravina Access Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement Now Available Online - Click here to read or download the report...
DEIS public comment period closes on October 06, 2003
Posted: Wednesday - August 06, 2003 - 2:10 pm



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