Residents of Nome continue to wait to access high-speed internet through Quintillion’s fiber-optic cable, though a handful of business customers are now connecting to it.
According to researcher Mary Beth Decker, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has been recording jellyfish numbers in the Bering Sea for the last 40 years using their trawls. In recent years, the population has spiked, and researchers know that they have impacts on the ecosystem, because they feed on things that fish eat. But the question is: what is the extent of their impact?
As Northwest Campus offers unique classes and programs that are significant to the region, the commencement also featured two students who became certified in High Latitude Range Management related to reindeer herding, and six are now certified Nurse Aides. Six graduates received their associate degrees along with 15 students from Western Alaska who completed their general education diplomas (GEDs).
It’s now possible to learn basic Inupiaq online, thanks to a graduate student at the University of Alaska–Fairbanks.
According to a statement from Crowley, Gabe Smith of Nome, Keenan Sanderson of Ketchikan, and twin brothers Carlton and Kendrick Hautala of Kwethluk will receive $2,500 to go towards their tuition costs.
“We are trying to get a handle on what our ocean looks like out here, what the ecosystem looks like: how it’s working, how it’s functioning,” says Dr. Seth Danielson from the UAF research vessel Sikuliaq.